Vincent Keith Johnson

December 27, 1993October 7, 2020

Vincent Keith Johnson (26) passed away on October 7, 2020 at his home in Chaparral, New Mexico. Vincent was born in Irvine, California, on December 27, 1993, the son of Ronald Johnson Jr. and Kelly M. (Bemish) Johnson.

Prior to moving to Yuma, AZ, Vincent lived in Irvine, California, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Okinawa, Japan. After moving to Yuma, Vincent attended Rolle Elementary School, Gila Vista Middle school and graduated from Kofa High School and took courses at Arizona Western College.

Before going into the service, Vincent was a volunteer for the Yuma Fire Department.

Vincent joined the United States Army on June 1, 2014 and went to boot camp at Fort Jackson, North Carolina. After boot camp, Vincent was stationed with the 123rd Brigade Support Battalion as an Allied Trade Specialist at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Vincent’s awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, 2nd award, Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon. Vincent was Honorably discharged March, 20, 2018.

Vincent is survived by his brother, Levi W. Johnson, his father Ronald G. Johnson Jr., his step mother Jacqueline Johnson. He also leaves his parental grandmother, Janice Feece and maternal grandmother Sharon Bemish. He is also survived by his girlfriend Amanda Swenson, his uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and his many close friends he made in the short time he was with us. Vincent was preceded in death by his mother, Kelly M. Johnson and grandfather Ronald G. Johnson Sr.

Vincent was known by many friends in the Yuma area, in El Paso, Texas, in Plymouth, Indiana and to his fellow military brats he grew up with around the nation as a kind, caring and loving friend. He would do anything to help others. Vincent also had a big heart for animals, including his dogs and snakes.

1 Samuel 1:27-28 “For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.” Vincent’s final resting place will be back with his mother at the Bremen Cemetery in Bremen, Indiana.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Prince of Peace Ev. Lutheran Church.


  • Ronald G. Johnson Jr., Father
  • Kelly M. (Bemish) Johnson, Mother (deceased)
  • Jacqueline Johnson, Step Mother
  • Levi W. Johnson, Brother

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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Laura Giss

October 20, 2020

From my heart to Ron, Levi, and Vincent's loved ones, I send my prayers and sympathy. Vincent was a student who would come up with unusual, innovative solutions to problems in science class. I will always remember his kindness, creativity, and sense of fun.

Shannon Rouff

October 20, 2020

Vincent was my student at Rolle and I remember his smile could light up a room! He was a kind-hearted young man who loved his family very much. He was also a great big brother to Levi! Ron, Jacqueline, and Levi, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Bagby

October 20, 2020

I remember Vincent as a student at Rolle Elementary. I am sadden to hear of his loss of life so young. To the Johnson family, you have my thoughts and prayers.

Bernice Kruse

October 19, 2020

My heart breaks for the loss his friends and family are suffering. Vincent was a student of mine in Chemistry at Kofa High School. He often would stop by after school and he would talk and talk and talk. He was one of my first former students to be my friend on Facebook. It was a pleasure to know him. Chemistry was not his easiest subject but he always came in with a super positive attitude.

Liz Jackson

October 16, 2020

My heart is heavy with the news. Vinny dated my daughter, Cyrena, for many years. He was like a son to us for a long time. I remember my family gathering and dropping him off to leave for boot camp. Seems like yesterday. I remember him insisting on helping us get rid of a bee hive. He would run out the front door with his clothes duct taped shut, hit the hive with a stick, and run all the way around the house and in the back door. He did that like at least 15 times until he got it down. He was stung a few times too. He was always up to doing anything, full of life. You are missed Vinny and we love you. Say hello to your Mom for me, I always wished I could have met her. RIP son. Love you. Liz Jackson

Lawrence Jackson

October 15, 2020

Vincent dated my daughter Cyrena Jackson in his high school years. They were together for 3 years and I came to love Vincet as one of my own. He was a good hearted boy that would help anyone who needed help. We spent lots of time together during his junior and senior years. One time I had to clip the hooves of one of our billy goats and Vincent offered to hold the goat for me. I remember he wrestled that goat for over an hour so we could get those hooves cut. He was covered in goat stink from head to toe and still had a big smile on his face. He grew into a thoughtful and caring young man that everyone loved. He will be missed by all who knew him. God bless you Vinny!

Ronald Johnson

October 14, 2020


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