Johnny Bob TygartIn Loving Memory…

Johnny Bob Tygart

Johnny Bob Tygart, 88, of Sedalia, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center.

He was born December 12, 1931, in Aldrich, a son of the late Henry Clarence and Anna (Shell) Tygart. On December 5, 1953, in Redlands, CA, he was married to Sarah Ellen Mathis, who preceded him in death on September 1, 2018.

Johnny served his country honorably in the US Army during the Korean War. He attended Golden Gate Seminary, receiving a M.S. in Theology and served as Southern Baptist pastor. He retired from Emmett Avenue Church in Sedalia. He also served as pastor to Mojave Baptist Church, CA, Green Acres Baptist Church, CA, Redway Baptist Church, Ca and Newtonia Baptist Church, MO. He also worked at steel mills, was a teacher and substitute teacher. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Johnny was involved in raising rabbits and chickens during his childhood. This passion continued through his adult life. He exhibited in many state and county fairs and enjoyed the camaraderie of other breeders and exhibitors in his travels.

Survivors include three children: Sandra Lee Tygart, of Sedalia, John Alan Tygart, of Highlandville, and Cynthia Lynn Green, of Federal Way, WA; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Shell Tygart and Billy Jo Tygart; and three sisters, Betty Mitchell, Mary Lee Moore and Frances Redman.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Burial will be at a later date in the Springfield Veterans Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Baptist Children’s Home.


9 Responses

  1. We Loved your stories Uncle Johnny. Your Love and Support to those around you. Rest in Peace. I know I am a better man Thanks to you. Robbie Tygart

  2. R.I.H. You have gained your wings and now can become a whole again with Sarah. Until we meet again.
    Deepest love and sympathy to
    Our extended Family.
    Aunt Sandie, Leslie and Greg,
    Tyra and Jimmy,
    Leland and Hannah.

  3. I am so sorry to hear this but I know with my whole heart that he is sitting at the feet of his beloved Jesus. John is especially special to my family because he led my dad to the Lord when daddy was nearly 80. He was a great man of God. My sincere condolences.

  4. Such a great man and Uncle ! You will be missed ! Praying for the family. Love, Mark & Karel Jeffries

  5. You were a great uncle, Johnny Bob! Your service to your country and to your many parishioners in your churches as their pastor was because of your our willingness to serve those who needed it most. Your love of your family was such an important part of who you were as a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, pastor and service member in the U.S. Army. Maybe you rest in peace now and forever!

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