Lowell F. “Frank” Johnson, 90, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.
He was born March 20, 1933, in Longwood, a son of the late Floyd and Edna (Jeffries) Johnson. On April 18, 1953, in Sedalia, he married Sue Potter who preceded him in death on November 16, 2013.
Frank was raised in Sedalia. He served his country honorably in the US Army 1953-1955.
He worked as a welder at Union Pacific Railroad shops in Sedalia until they closed. He relocated to the shops in DeSoto to finish his time and retired in 1993.
Frank was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2591. He enjoyed gardening, yardwork, watching Nascar and old western movies, going to the casino in Boonville, walking, mushroom hunting and fishing. He looked forward to spending time with family and racing go-karts in the backyard. He and Sue enjoyed taking car rides together.
Survivors include a son, Jay Johnson (Barbara), of California; a daughter, Dyana Cunningham (Tom), of Sedalia; a brother, Gary Johnson (Opal), of Sedalia; five grandchildren, Julie Fizer (Bruce), of Marshall, Holly Vest (Lisa), of Lincoln, Megan Cunningham (Chris), of Fulton, Nathan Johnson (Amethysti), of Glendale, AZ and Daniel Johnson, of California; five great-grandchildren, Marissa, Tashaun, Mason, Peyton and Nayeli; and a special friend, Jackie.
In addition to his wife and parents, Frank was preceded in death by two siblings, Virginia Gibson and Junior Johnson; and a great-granddaughter, Adelaide.
Memorial service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Heckart Funeral Home with full military honors conducted at the funeral home following the memorial service.
Visitation will be 10:00 am until service time.
Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home and Cremation Service.