Joseph Charles Johnson, age 65, died on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Mercy Mt. Shasta Hospital after a brief illness.

He leaves his wife of 38 years, Janice; his son, Brian Johnson and daughter-in-law, Leslie; his son, Cory Johnson; his daughter, Renee McKay and son-in-law, Gregg; his grandchildren: Tyler, Nolan, Desean, Gage, Jaycee, Navella and Bri; his mother, Mena Johnson; and his sister, Karen Preston.

Born in Vallejo, California, the son of Leonard and Mena Johnson, he was raised in Yreka, California and was a longtime resident of Dunsmuir, California.

Joe was an Army veteran, serving his military duty in Korea.

Joe retired from Pacific Power & Light after 43 years of service.

Joe enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing with family and friends. In his younger years, Joe enjoyed participating in archery tournaments and was in many bowling leagues.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held on December 17 in Redding, California.