Born September 17, 1944 in Detroit, he was the son of Rome Johnson and Imogene (Walton) Johnson. He married Linda A. Morin and she survives.
California Don served in the Navy during Vietnam. He worked in construction. Ho loved old cars, going to car shows, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife; son Daniel R. Johnson and wife Allison of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; daughter Christa Nunez and husband Ron of Coatesville; stepson Tim Johnson of Indianapolis; grandchildren Andrew Nunez, Alanna Nunez, Julian Johnson, Liam Johnson, Scarlotte Johnson and Vivian Johnson; stepgrandchildren Jordan Johnson, Jacob Johnson and Olivia Johnson; a sister Shirley Childers and husband Warren of Germantown, Ohio; brothers Bob Johnson and wife Marie of Flippin, Ark. and Rome Johnson Jr. of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, a brother Ray Johnson and a stepson Troy Johnson preceded him in death.
Memorial services will be held in the Coatesville Community Center on June 9, 2012 at 5 p.m.
The Bousley-Hays Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. www.bousleyhaysfuneralhome.com