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Gerard de Marigny Gerard de Marigny from HENDERSON wrote on October 7, 2021 at 9:19 am
Johnny's and Chuck's portrayal of son and dad had a profound effect on my life. That's a testament to the inspired writing and directing and their great acting. There is no greater Blessing for an artist than to know his/her work will go on entertaining and motivating others. I, like I'm sure so many others continue to watch "The Rifleman," and so does my youngest teenage son ... so Johnny's performance continues to entertain and motivate even the younger generation. RIP Johnny. This world is a lesser place without you in it.
Johnny's and Chuck's portrayal of son and dad had a profound effect on my life. That's a testament to the inspired writing and directing and their great acting.

There is no greater Blessing for an artist than to know his/her work will go on entertaining and motivating others. I, like I'm sure so many others continue to watch "The Rifleman," and so does my youngest teenage son ... so Johnny's performance continues to entertain and motivate even the younger generation.

RIP Johnny. This world is a lesser place without you in it.
Earlvena Woodard Earlvena Woodard from Dover, De wrote on September 30, 2021 at 6:14 pm
I am so sorry for the loss of Johnny Crawford. I use to watch The Rifleman growing up and still do. I always thought he was so handsome and very smart. I send many blessings and love, peace, and joy to all of his amazing family and to the heavens above. Rest in peace Johnny, your amazing work is done.โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
I am so sorry for the loss of Johnny Crawford. I use to watch The Rifleman growing up and still do. I always thought he was so handsome and very smart. I send many blessings and love, peace, and joy to all of his amazing family and to the heavens above. Rest in peace Johnny, your amazing work is done.โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Virgie Jackson Virgie Jackson from Shreveport wrote on September 24, 2021 at 1:17 pm
It is with heavy sadness to hear about the passing of one of my favorite actors. To the family and friends, you have my condolences and my prayers. I was watching one of the Riflemen's episodes and Googled his name, that is how I found out about his homecoming. RIP Johnny. Remember family that Love never dies. โค
It is with heavy sadness to hear about the passing of one of my favorite actors. To the family and friends, you have my condolences and my prayers. I was watching one of the Riflemen's episodes and Googled his name, that is how I found out about his homecoming. RIP Johnny. Remember family that Love never dies. โค
Frann Frann from Jacksonville fl wrote on September 17, 2021 at 4:31 pm
So sorry to hear Johnny passed. Just now finding out. Loved all this shows he was in. R.I.P. johnny.may you ride high in the saddle through the hills an fields in heaven.....
So sorry to hear Johnny passed. Just now finding out. Loved all this shows he was in. R.I.P. johnny.may you ride high in the saddle through the hills an fields in heaven.....
Thomas Simon Thomas Simon from Delray Beach wrote on August 28, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Rest In Peace Johnny, Iโ€™ll meet you at that big corral in the sky someday. ๐Ÿค 
Rest In Peace Johnny, Iโ€™ll meet you at that big corral in the sky someday. ๐Ÿค 
EDWARD WILLIAM LAFORREST JR EDWARD WILLIAM LAFORREST JR from EVANSVILLE, INDIANA wrote on August 17, 2021 at 7:01 pm
I'M GOING TO MISS YOU A LOT BECAUSE YOU WERE IN THE RIFLMAN.
I'M GOING TO MISS YOU A LOT BECAUSE YOU WERE IN THE RIFLMAN.
Barbara Chatman Barbara Chatman from Louisville, Kentucky wrote on August 15, 2021 at 2:03 pm
Johnny, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.
Johnny, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.
Bair Bair from Up north wrote on August 6, 2021 at 4:28 am
The Sheridan episode comes to mind - โ€œDied, Johnny? Such men never really diedโ€ - thatโ€™s what a pensive Gen. Sheridan says to Johnny Reb (Frank Blandon), & itโ€™s kind of the way I feel about Johnny Crawford - in the limelight his whole life, yet a more grounded friendly unaffected individual you couldnโ€™t find in this world Lovely posts, especially your poem Norma
The Sheridan episode comes to mind - โ€œDied, Johnny? Such men never really diedโ€ - thatโ€™s what a pensive Gen. Sheridan says to Johnny Reb (Frank Blandon), & itโ€™s kind of the way I feel about Johnny Crawford - in the limelight his whole life, yet a more grounded friendly unaffected individual you couldnโ€™t find in this world
Lovely posts, especially your poem Norma
Ken Pollock Ken Pollock from Port Augusta south Australia ,Australia wrote on August 5, 2021 at 8:14 pm
sorry to hear that johnny died we here in Australia had no Idea, my condolences to you & your daughters, I used to watch rifleman,& all the movies he was in I thought was a great actor.
sorry to hear that johnny died we here in Australia had no Idea, my condolences to you & your daughters, I used to watch rifleman,& all the movies he was in I thought was a great actor.
Norma Shaffer Norma Shaffer from Miamiburg Ohio wrote on August 5, 2021 at 8:12 am
My Tribute to Johnny The sun is setting over North Fork. The streets are empty and all is quiet at the McCain Ranch. The fire is out in the fireplace and the barn door is shut. Mark gathered up some of his favorite belongingsโ€ฆhis guitar, his trusty lasso and Paโ€™s Bible. He is saddling up Blue Boy one final time. Mark can now join former residents of North Fork and Johnny can join his parents, Chuck and former Mouseketeers and actors in taking a final bow. And Chuck is greeting Johnny and sayingโ€ฆโ€Heaven is a new and mighty fine placeโ€...knowing it was hard for Johnny to leave everything behind. Then Chuck gently reminded Johnny there โ€œwas no lookinโ€™ back, weโ€™ve come too far.โ€ โ€œI wasnโ€™t really lookinโ€™โ€™ backโ€ Johnny explained...โ€just remembering backโ€. It was then Chuck stopped for a moment and allowed Johnny to remember, but only after a moment said ...โ€what do you say we enter Heaven from here?โ€ And Johnny replied โ€fineโ€ (From Sharpshooter) Now Johnny with his guitar can play a round of โ€œGhost Riders in the Skyโ€ with Glen Campbell and Roy Clark. And Johnny is riding โ€˜Two Bitsโ€™ one dark and windy day Upon a... Read more
My Tribute to Johnny

The sun is setting over North Fork. The streets are empty and all is quiet at the McCain Ranch. The fire is out in the fireplace and the barn door is shut. Mark gathered up some of his favorite belongingsโ€ฆhis guitar, his trusty lasso and Paโ€™s Bible. He is saddling up Blue Boy one final time. Mark can now join former residents of North Fork and Johnny can join his parents, Chuck and former Mouseketeers and actors in taking a final bow.

And Chuck is greeting Johnny and sayingโ€ฆโ€Heaven is a new and mighty fine placeโ€...knowing it was hard for Johnny to leave everything behind. Then Chuck gently reminded Johnny there โ€œwas no lookinโ€™ back, weโ€™ve come too far.โ€ โ€œI wasnโ€™t really lookinโ€™โ€™ backโ€ Johnny explained...โ€just remembering backโ€. It was then Chuck stopped for a moment and allowed Johnny to remember, but only after a moment said ...โ€what do you say we enter Heaven from here?โ€ And Johnny replied โ€fineโ€ (From Sharpshooter)

Now Johnny with his guitar can play a round of โ€œGhost Riders in the Skyโ€ with Glen Campbell and Roy Clark.

And Johnny is riding โ€˜Two Bitsโ€™ one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw
A plowinโ€™ through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw

The Cowboys eyes were blurred, and shirts all soaked with sweat
Theyโ€™re ridinโ€™ hard to catch that herd but they ainโ€™t caught them yet
Theyโ€™ve got to ride forever in that range up in the sky
On horses snortinโ€™ fire, as they ride on, hear their cry.
Yi-pi-yi-ay Yi-pi-yi-o Ghost riders in the Sky

Ride on Johnnyโ€ฆ.ride on.โ€ฆThanks for the Memories!
Sheryl Walker Sheryl Walker from Arnold wrote on August 3, 2021 at 6:16 pm
I just watched the Celebration of Johnny's Life. Though we "grew up with" him, our loss is nothing compared to that of his family and personal friends. God bless you all. I live near the Ranch where he got the black and white horse - Valley Mount south of St. Louis. I rode there many times. Happy Trails Johnny.
I just watched the Celebration of Johnny's Life. Though we "grew up with" him, our loss is nothing compared to that of his family and personal friends. God bless you all. I live near the Ranch where he got the black and white horse - Valley Mount south of St. Louis. I rode there many times. Happy Trails Johnny.
rafael lorente rafael lorente from Saint-Jerome wrote on August 3, 2021 at 1:48 pm
A very special celebration of life of Johnny! So happy to see it!! Thank you very much to the family and wife and close friends that help create and share this wonderful event to the public and fans. At 48 years old watching movies and tv series. Haven`t seen an actor as charismatic and emotional as Johnny Crawford. He is the best child actor of all times, like Steve mentions! He always puts more attention to others than himself. He had all the qualities to be a top adult actor star and singer! If only he would have been more greedy and asking for favors! But that wasn`t Johnny Crawford... We could have seen more of him on tv and the movies. But happily he found purpose and joy in his orchestra, Probably one if not the best professional career achievement. I think he had incredible pride on is orchestra. Bravo Johnny! An amazing person, Super human to others, kind and so polite to everyone. He loved people so much. He comes from a wonderful family his niece is so nice and sincere talking about him and everyone, including fans being so kind to him. He has a super smile... Read more
A very special celebration of life of Johnny! So happy to see it!! Thank you very much to the family and wife and close friends that help create and share this wonderful event to the public and fans. At 48 years old watching movies and tv series. Haven`t seen an actor as charismatic and emotional as Johnny Crawford. He is the best child actor of all times, like Steve mentions! He always puts more attention to others than himself. He had all the qualities to be a top adult actor star and singer! If only he would have been more greedy and asking for favors! But that wasn`t Johnny Crawford... We could have seen more of him on tv and the movies. But happily he found purpose and joy in his orchestra, Probably one if not the best professional career achievement. I think he had incredible pride on is orchestra. Bravo Johnny! An amazing person, Super human to others, kind and so polite to everyone. He loved people so much.
He comes from a wonderful family his niece is so nice and sincere talking about him and everyone, including fans being so kind to him. He has a super smile , he is so beautifull . I am a father of one boy , love him so much hand hope to enjoy the rifleman soon with my son next to me..... Love you johnny and Charlotte and family
LINDA LINDA from KNOXVILLE TN wrote on July 30, 2021 at 2:47 pm
I AM SO SORRY JOHNNY IS NOW LONGER WITH US MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND TO ALL HIS FANS HE WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE MY HEART JUST BROKE WHEN I HEARD OF HIS PASSING HOWEVER EVERYONE WILL SEE HIM AGAIN HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT DAY RIP JOHNNY
I AM SO SORRY JOHNNY IS NOW LONGER WITH US MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND TO ALL HIS FANS HE WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE MY HEART JUST BROKE WHEN I HEARD OF HIS PASSING HOWEVER EVERYONE WILL SEE HIM AGAIN HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT DAY RIP JOHNNY
DOTTY LOU CARREIROP DOTTY LOU CARREIROP from FLA wrote on July 30, 2021 at 11:33 am
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE IN EVERYONES LIFE, THREW MUSIC , TV AND ROPING, YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED THEW ALL OUR LIVES, YOU LEFT BIG SHOES TO FILL, TAKE CARE OF PAW. THANK YOU CHARLOTTE FOR TAKING SUCH GOOD CARE OF JOHNNY
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE IN EVERYONES LIFE, THREW MUSIC , TV AND ROPING, YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED THEW ALL OUR LIVES, YOU LEFT BIG SHOES TO FILL, TAKE CARE OF PAW. THANK YOU CHARLOTTE FOR TAKING SUCH GOOD CARE OF JOHNNY
Bair Bair from Up north wrote on July 25, 2021 at 10:12 am
Just finished watching the Tinhorn episode - Johnnyโ€™s acting, the way his face creases with worry & anxiety after he inadvertently writes gambler, then gunfight while doing his homework after Lucas has gone into town to deal with a potentially violent poker game, is simply brilliant - heโ€™ll always be admired for the great man he was
Just finished watching the Tinhorn episode - Johnnyโ€™s acting, the way his face creases with worry & anxiety after he inadvertently writes gambler, then gunfight while doing his homework after Lucas has gone into town to deal with a potentially violent poker game, is simply brilliant - heโ€™ll always be admired for the great man he was
Leeann Stewart Leeann Stewart from Columbus wrote on July 24, 2021 at 8:48 pm
i have written on this wall before, and i am writing on it again because i'm watching the rifleman as i'm typing right now... seeing johnny's face brings me joy but with tears. it makes me wish that he could have lived forever as if he was the most beautiful human being on earth, and that i've looked up to for the past 12 years of my life. i met johnny in arizona in 2012, and he sang to me and danced with me... i was only 5. i've been watching him since i was able to remember what it was like watching him... bless his heart. i miss johnny so much. i think of him everyday...
i have written on this wall before, and i am writing on it again because i'm watching the rifleman as i'm typing right now... seeing johnny's face brings me joy but with tears. it makes me wish that he could have lived forever as if he was the most beautiful human being on earth, and that i've looked up to for the past 12 years of my life. i met johnny in arizona in 2012, and he sang to me and danced with me... i was only 5. i've been watching him since i was able to remember what it was like watching him... bless his heart. i miss johnny so much. i think of him everyday...
Doug poole Doug poole from Danville Alabama wrote on July 23, 2021 at 12:01 pm
I just found out about Johnnyโ€™s passing, with such sorrow to here this. I am 75 years old and grew up watching the Rifleman, and still watch reruns every day. Johnny was such a great actor and musician, I remember him singing one of the songs he sang to his girlfriend on the show a few years ago, brought back memories. Prayers to the family.
I just found out about Johnnyโ€™s passing, with such sorrow to here this. I am 75 years old and grew up watching the Rifleman, and still watch reruns every day. Johnny was such a great actor and musician, I remember him singing one of the songs he sang to his girlfriend on the show a few years ago, brought back memories. Prayers to the family.
Linda Ann Jones Linda Ann Jones from Arlington, Texas wrote on July 21, 2021 at 4:35 pm
Johnny was such a great actor. It is so sad that his memory left him. He is in Heaven now and completely healed living it up with his "second Pa", Chuck. May all his Family and Friends be Blessed!
Johnny was such a great actor. It is so sad that his memory left him. He is in Heaven now and completely healed living it up with his "second Pa", Chuck. May all his Family and Friends be Blessed!
Valerie Kirchmann Valerie Kirchmann from Massapequa Park NY wrote on July 18, 2021 at 8:11 pm
Deepest sympathy to all the family. Johnny was a great wonderful kind person. Great actor and singer.
Deepest sympathy to all the family. Johnny was a great wonderful kind person. Great actor and singer.
Andrew Mattingly Andrew Mattingly from Port Orange ,Fl. wrote on July 17, 2021 at 11:31 am
What a beautiful tribute. I'm 73 and grew up watching The Rifleman and still watch re-runs today. So sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing.
What a beautiful tribute. I'm 73 and grew up watching The Rifleman and still watch re-runs today.
So sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing.