Lee Warren Johnson, 82, of Blacksburg, died on Feb. 14, 2021.
He is remembered fondly by his wife of 57 years, Rochelle H. Johnson; by his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Ali Johnson of Palmyra, Va.; his son and daughter-in-law, Mark Johnson and Hannah Wittman of Vancouver, British Columbia; and by his four grandsons: Quinn and Casey of Palmyra, and Noah and Eli Johnson of Vancouver, B.C. He is also survived by his brothers, Mike of Lafayette, La., Gus of Slidell, La., and Eric of Picayune, Miss.
He was predeceased by his brother, Paul; his sister, Cathy; his mother, Violet; and his father, Warren.
Lee was born in Appleton, Minn., and graduated from Belle Chasse High School in Plaquemines Parish, La. In 1967, after completing his PhD at Michigan State, Rochelle and he moved to Blacksburg where he began teaching mathematics at Virginia Tech.
In retirement Rochelle and he spent many years creating memories together through extensive travel, spending quality time with family and friends and simply being with each other at home. He very much enjoyed his students, teaching, research and writing mathematics books. He was a loyal Hokie to the end.
His family will miss his kind and loving demeanor, his special sense of humor and the wisdom he bestowed. A memorial service will be held later this year. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.