Hometown Hero: Marcus Johnson’s positive personality beloved by Craig
For this week’s Hometown Hero, the Craig Press is pleased to honor Marcus Johnson, deli clerk at City Market and worship minister at Calvary Baptist Church. Marcus is a people person who can’t help but brighten customers’ and co-workers’ days with a friendly word or conversation.
A nomination noted, “Marcus is awesome and exemplifies customer service.”
A Craig resident of more than 20 years and self-professed extrovert, Marcus uses his position as deli clerk at City Market as a way to help people.
“This place is a really good avenue to encourage people and serve people. You gotta make them feel important, make them feel like they’re worth something,” he told the Press in 2016.
Marcus served in the military from 1983 to 1994, traveling the world at least twice around in the Marine Amphibious Brigade before returning stateside to take up work doing power plant maintenance.
Married with five kids and 11 grandchildren, Marcus also serves as a worship minister.
“I’m an extrovert, I have to be around people. I feed off of it, get strength from it,” he said. “I just try to let God’s light shine through me every day.”
Merriam-Webster defines a “hero” as a person admired for achievements and noble qualities. Who’s your hometown hero? A local first responder? Your neighbor? A co-worker? A friend? Help the Craig Press honor the unselfish service of our Hometown Heroes each Wednesday by submitting the name of your hero and a short statement explaining why he or she should be honored. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.