Randall P. Johnson ORANGE — Randall Paul Johnson, affectionately known as “The Big Johnson” of U.S. Route 302, lost his valiant fight with liver bile duct cancer on Sept. 26, 2020, with his family at his bedside. Born Oct. 16, 1960, in Barre, Vermont, Randy was the son of Richard and Judith (Lovely) Johnson. He attended Barre Town Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School. On Aug. 31, 1991, he married Linda Cusson at his parent’s home. Randy worked for his father’s business, Johnson Paving, for many years. He ran his own business, RJ Flooring, for years. He joined the granite industry, working at several area businesses at different positions. His latest position was at Global Values, sandblasting. He truly valued the friendships he made in his short time working there. Randy loved racing and being at Thunder Road. He especially enjoyed participating in the yearly Enduro. He was an avid hunter, loved camping, four-wheeling and snowmobiling. He coached basketball for several years and impacted all the player’s lives (maybe a few referees, also). Randy also loved and cherished all family gatherings. He was a member of the Central Vermont ATV Club. He was instrumental in trail maintenance projects and devoted himself to this club. One of Randy’s greatest accomplishments in life was being clean and sober for more than 32 years. He was the highlight of any party or gathering. His other greatest achievement was raising a most incredible son. Randy never met a stranger. If you met Randy once, you would NEVER forget him. He lit up any room he walked into with his smile, charisma and loudness. He has touched so many lives, and his passing will affect so many loved ones. Children were always drawn to Randy, ALMOST as much as Randy was drawn to them. Randy loved children of all ages. Survivors include his loving wife, Linda Johnson; his beloved son, Justin Johnson; his parents, Richard and Judith Johnson; his sisters, Jan Pecor and husband Archie (Chris, Rick and Sara), Jody Dindo and husband Matt (Chris, Jon and Jen), Jill Bruce and husband Shawn (Jaime and Mike), Julie Roy and husband Mark (Adam, Ashley, Brittany and Bradley); his brothers, Rick Johnson and wife Michele (Ethan and Anna), and Rob Johnson and husband Tom Dettre; his sisters-in-law, Lorraine Martel and husband Mike, Rose Cusson (Eric and Courtney), Jeanne Trevett (Jeanne and Katlin); many great-nieces and -nephews; aunts and an uncle; many cousins; as well as so many cherished friends. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Herbert and Winona Johnson; and his maternal grandparents, Paul and Marjorie Lovely. There will be a graveside service held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at 10 a.m. in the Brook Haven Cemetery in Orange. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont ATV Club, c/o Terri Crawford, 105 Eastman Road, Orange, VT 05675; or Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641; or to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #510, Herriman, UT 84096. Arrangements are by Hooker Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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Know that my thoughts are with Randy's family. He was a friend of many years beginning when I moved to that Barre Town region when I was in 5th grade.

He will be missed by many and I know that he is watching over those he loved.

Diana Peirce

Dear Johnson Family

Tim and I are so saddened by this news. Please know we are holding you close at this difficult time. Diana Peirce

Irene Brown

Dear Butch and Judy. We are so sorry to read the passing of your son Randy. He really accomplished much in his short time on earth. He is at least no longer in pain.

Your friends...Doug and Irene

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