John Earl "J.J." Johnson, 78, of Independence, Mo, passed away August 22, 2013.
He was born September 29, 1934, in Mt. Grove, Mo, the son of Luther and Nina (Ritchey) Johnson.
He was a welder for J.F.Pritchard and Standard Oil and owned Johnson Welding. He was a member of both the Eagles and Moose lodges. John was a great Trader and avid Dancer. He was a strong man full of energy and vision and his laugh would brighten any occasion.
He was survived by his wife Judy of the home, 5 children (with Dolores) Larry (Kay) Johnson, Debra Cerda, Janet Johnson, Karen (Dan) Mackenzie, Robert Johnson, and 3 step-children, 14 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. John loved all his grandchildren, especially Macala, who was with him at the end.
Graveside services will be Monday, August 26, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at New Salem Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to K.C. Hospice, 9221 Ward Pkwy, Suite 100, K.C., Mo 64114.
Arrangements: New Salem Funeral Home & Cemetery; 816-796-8600