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James Lyndle Johnson


1945 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
James Lyndle Johnson Obituary
James Lyndle Johnson, better known as "Jimmy" or "JJ," 72, died at his home in rural New Salem on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

Jim was born Jan. 30, 1945, to Charles L. and Imogene Smith Johnson in Pittsfield. He married Susan Marie Hannant on Oct. 18, 1969, at Perry Methodist Church, and she survives.

Jim was a 1963 graduate of Pittsfield High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Army Reserves in 1963 and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. In 1968, he was called to active duty and was stationed at the Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawaii, and served as a spec-4 until his honorable discharge in 1969.

Jim farmed with his dad for many years as a grain and livestock farmer in the Pittsfield/New Salem area. He was a dedicated bowler, participating on Pittsfield Monday and Thursday night leagues for many years, and served as a secretary for Monday Night Men's League. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, and loved watching NASCAR races, whether on television or with his daughter at Kansas Speedway. For many years he was an active member of Pittsfield American Legion, where he served as a past commander and enjoyed calling bingo on Friday nights. Jim was also a member of Pike County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; one daughter, Amy (Mitch) Nelson of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Mark Johnson of Columbia, Mo.; a brother, Dale R. Johnson of Pittsfield; brother-in-law, Clark (Katie) Hannant of Bradenton, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Nancy Robinson of Green Valley, Lorraine Johnson of Pueblo, Colo., Chris Hannant Phipps of Pittsfield and Cindy Hannant of Jacksonville; a special family friend, Marie Carroll; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Wayne E. Johnson; one sister, Lynda J. Johnson; brothers-in-law, Roger Hannant and Richard Robinson; one nephew, Curtis Dale Johnson; and one niece, Angie Crowder.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, with Pastor Michael TenEyck conducting. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery, Perry, with military rights conducted by Pittsfield American Legion Post No.152 and U.S. Army Honor Guard.

VISITATION: Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Pike County All Wars Museum or Wilson Cemetery.

ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home.

WEBSITE: nieburfh.com.

Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Sept. 13 to Sept. 15, 2017
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