Michael Van Johnson




Name/Email Address: Michael V. (Mike) Johnson/ johnmv53 at yahoo dot com

Marital Status/Spouse’s Name: Married/ Patricia C. Johnson

Children/Grandchildren:  Two boys: Ron and his wife Donna, and Chris and his wife Crystal/ Six Grandchildren: Courtney, Ashley, Michael, Kennedy, Kerington, and Maddox. One Great-Grandchild, Eli Nix.

Occupation:  Retired. Worked for Bowater Carolina for 40 years; retired in May, 2007

College/Professional Training:  York Tech

Military Service(Details, Combat Tour?):  SC National Guard, 1965-1971

Own Business? (Name, Website):

Hobbies/Interests:  Pulling for the Gamecocks, and college football and baseball

Published a Book? (Name):

Favorite Books/Authors:

Favorite Songs/Musicians:  Beach Music, Motown

Favorite Movies: Lonesome Dove, North and South, A Few Good Men, and Message In a Bottle

Best Vacation Ever: South beach, Hilton Head, SC

Favorite Memory of High School:  So Many! Senior Year, Youth Center,  Proms, dances, and parties.  All the games that we played in, and the games that we went to and pulled for the Blue Hurricanes. Hanging out in the hall before school, and wondering what Vanny, Herman, David, Billy or Frank was going to do that day. And one more thing: that Billy Long was the best dancer!

Proudest Moments of My Life:  My wedding day and the birth of my two sons.

Things I Would Like My Classmates to Know:  Blessed with a good family, and had a good job for 40 years. Enjoying retirement and looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.


Great-Grandson Eli, Mike, Grandson Maddox


Mike and Grandaughter Kerington


Pat On Her 60th Birthday


Son Ron And His Family

L-R: Ron, Daughters Ashley and Courtney, Son-in-law Paul, Wife Donna, Son Michael, and Grandson Eli


Son Chris and His Family

Chris holding Kerington, Wife Crystal holding Maddox, Kennedy in front


Grandaughter Ashley


Grandaughter Courtney


Grandson Michael


Grandaughter Kerington


Grandaughter Kennedy


Grandson Maddox


Great-Grandson Eli