Henry Lee Johnson

Graveside services for Henry Lee Johnson, 95, Lawrence, will be 2:00pm Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson died Friday, December 20, 2019, at Pioneer Ridge Nursing Facility.

He was born September 15, 1924, in Ottawa, the son of Jasper and Winifred Gray Johnson. He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1943.

Mr. Johnson served in the United States Army in both WWII and in Korea. He worked for and retired from Flexel in the maintenance department. He enjoyed hunting, working on cars, cabinet making, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 60 years.

He married Christine Howard on July 24, 1952, they celebrated 67 years together. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Michael M. Johnson and wife Carol of Lawrence; a daughter, Tina Stevenson and husband Larry E. of Albuquerque, New Mexico; grandchildren, Larry A. Stevenson, Starla Barrett, Christina Johnson, and Michelle McBurney.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Roland Johnson and Onetta Edwards.

Friends may call from 9:00am to 1:45pm Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 1:00-1:45pm, Friday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Scott White...

My deepest sympathies to Christine and family on the loss of Henry. I’ve lived down the alley from Henry and Christine for many years and enjoyed the many conversations I’ve had with Henry over the years. He had some great stories and had a great laugh. He’ll be missed.

From Michelle Mcburney...

My grandpa was the best. He always loved me to the fullest extent and was so wonderful to me. Thank him for being so strong. Thats why my family is as strong as they are. Love him forever

From Bob Soetaert...

I carpooled with Henry to DuPont for several years. He was a good friend.
Henry was a resourceful man, and proof is in a story from a man who knew him growing up in Ottawa. He said you always knew when Henry was coming down the street on his bike. It only had one pedal, so Henry would push the pedal down, and hook it with his foot to bring it back up. He made a bike work that most would have discarded.
There is no better tribute than “Henry was a good man”
He has gone from the land of the dying to the land of the living.

From Amy Adams...

I lived down the corner from the Johnson’s all my life. I went by to see them every time I was in town. Unconditional love. I will treasure his friendship and the memories of his sense of humor. Love to Tina and Mike and to their kids. Christina, love to you, too!

From Greg Howard...

Henry was always a pleasure to wait on at the downtown post office. My deepest sympathy to his family. I enjoyed the many times i got to see him

From Craig Byers...

From the Harvey Family – We extend our Condolences and prayers to the family at this time. My the Lord bring you peace and comfort.

From Bridey Stangler, Windsor of Lawrence...

What a job it was to get to know Henry. Thank you for letting us share in his last months.

From Theresa Carson...

Mike and I send our prayers and condolences.

From Paula Hladky & Willard Epling...

Whenever Henry Johnson was around, there was always a story to be told or a laugh to be had at DuPont. Henry was a source many interesting stories and tales of “how life used to be” and about the “love of his life, Christine”. Many of us in the DuPont family remember Henry and have many memories to share about the life of times of working with Henry.

From Jaime Gillman...

Tina, I am so sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. Praying for comfort and peace for your family during this difficult time.

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