"Having grown up with the Johnson family in the small town of Kingsburg and sharing the experiences from childhood to adulthood in our small community, our hearts are saddened as we learn of Rafer’s passing. So many memories as we grew up together and shared life’s precious gifts. We do believe that as we pass through this life to the next that one day we will be reunited with Rafer and the wonderful Johnson family in a place of everlasting peace and love.
The Harrison Family"
"As Principal of Rafer Johson School in Bakersfield, CA I was honored to know and spend time with Rafer. His enthusiasm and support for our special needs school was unparalleled. He gladly attended many events over the years and cheered on our children at local Special Olympics gatherings.
His character, dedication and care was evident to all who came in contact with him.
I am proud to have known Rafer and called him my friend.