Jim Johnson speaks from the USS Red Oak Victory in 1998.
Remembering Jim Johnson at Old Car Day Saturday

Alice Johnson and her son, Kevin, posed with pride for a pre-Old Car Day photo in front of the 1949 Willys and 1967 Kaiser Jeepsters. But on this August Sunday, it was the man not pictured who was on their hearts.

Jim Johnson was scheduled to be co-chair – with Alice – of the 41st annual Red Oak Old Car Day this Saturday. But, he died July 29, shortly after attending a family event.

“He didn’t make it to the car show,” Alice said. “But he did make it to the wedding.”