In Loving Memory …

Johnnie Wayne Price

Johnnie Wayne Price, 52, of Sedalia, died Monday, September 14, 2020, at his home.

Born January 5, 1968, in Sedalia, he was one of four children of Elvie Clifford Price and Juanita Offenburger.

Johnnie was a 1986 graduate of Warrensburg High School.  He honorably served in the United States Army where he held the rank of SGT and had received many awards for his service.  His awards were Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC, Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, NCO (Non Commissioned Officer) Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Medal, Army Overseas Service Ribbon and the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon.  Johnnie worked as a school bus driver for the Sedalia 200 School District and most recently for the Versailles School District.  He enjoyed making balloon animals and doing ventriloquism.  Johnnie will be remembered for being the person to always come to someone’s rescue when they needed any help.  He would always lend a helping hand even without being asked no matter what the situation would be.  He was a jack of all trades and could fix almost anything.

Survivors include his father, E. Clifford Price (Ruby) of Sedalia, his mother, Juanita Price Limbocker of Sedalia, five siblings, Alan C. Price of Sedalia, Lisa Price Bryant of Jefferson City, Erle Price (Susan) of Florence, Rebecca Swihart (Paul) of Blanchard, OK, H. Lee Offenburger, SGM Ret. (Angie) of Jefferson City and the love of his life, Cynthian Prichard Price.

Johnnie was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Clifford E. and Velma Price; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Velva Offenburger, stepfather, Hayden Limbocker, a sister-in-law, Tammy Price and a niece, Allison Paige Price.

No services are scheduled at this time for Johnnie.

A private inurnment will be held at a later date at Highland Sacred Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sedalia Animal Shelter or charity of your choice and may be left in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.

For anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide, the family encourages you to reach out to the VA Crisis Hotline at 800-273-8255, option 1.


43 Responses

  1. Johnnie, You’ll never know how much your missed in our family. Our family is not complete any more! Always remember you were so much love in your quirky sense of humor God bless you, and fly high little brother!
    Love your big sister!

  2. Wow Johnnie what a shock. You were truly one of a kind. Always had a smile on and always kind words. You will be missed.

  3. My deepest condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories in which you shared be of comfort to you now and in the future.

  4. Juanita, Alan and Clifford So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  5. I met Johnnie in 1993 while working at the truck stop. He was always a barrel of fun. You will be missed my friend. Fly high.

  6. Grandma Juanita, I’m so very sorry to hear of Johnnie’s death. That’s awful. I remember asking about him as a kid, curious yet shy. He sounds like he accomplished a lot and was interestingly entertained. I hope u find peace, sir. 🙏🏻✌🏻With Love, Brigitt Arndt

  7. So sorry to hear such a good person lost his zest for life. May all your favorite memories of Johnnie help to ease this loss. He was a good soul and will be missed by many.

  8. Oh Cynthia, my heart aches for you, I am deeply sorry for your loss! May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort and strengthen you during this most difficult time. Johnny was such a sweetheart, he will be greatly missed by a lot of people. Know that I am here for you if you need anything at all.

  9. Johnnie was in our morning Bible study at the bus garage in Versailles. I valued his input and counted him as a true brother in Christ. Glad he is enjoying the peace that he was so looking for! Prayers for the family!

  10. I worked with Johnnie last year as a bus driver at Versailles. Johnnie was a part of our morning bible study and enjoyed him sharing his thoughts . Johnnie has and will be missed.

  11. Wow this is a shock brother crying my eyes out right now you were always there for me when I needed you I’m forever grateful for you being like a brother just know I love you man and we will see each other again until then fly high my deepest condolences to Alan and all the family please let me know if there will be serviced or gatherings in Johnny’s memory

  12. So sorry to hear of this. Thoughts and prayers for the family that God comforts you all and gives you peace knowing Johnnie is in the Heavenly Fathers loving arms and love and happiness fills his heart now.

  13. Our thought and prayers are with the whole family! He was such a sweet man! May god wrap you all in his arms in this time of need!

  14. Johnnie would always have a smile and a wave when I would see him around town. Real good guy. Will miss him. So sorry for your loss.

  15. I met Johnny at a ventriloquist convention about 2009. He seemed to be a very caring and compassionate person. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.

  16. I always enjoyed Johnnie at the Liberty Center. He seemed to take joy in providing happiness for others. My deepest condolences.

  17. Johnnie was such a kind person with a huge heart. He was our neighbor at the lake and we always enjoyed his visits when we came from Topeka to our lake house. He was the watch dog of the neighborhood, keeping all of us informed of the happenings around our area. His friendship is something we will treasure always. RIP Johnnie, you will be missed.

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