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Billy Joe Johnson

October 27, 1949 - December 1, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date December 5, 2019

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Billy J. Johnson

1949 – 2019

Tarkio, Missouri


Billy Joe Johnson, the son of Oscar William and Gertrude Fern (Fahsler) Johnson, was born October 27, 1949 in Hamburg, Iowa.  He attended the Rock Port, Missouri and Tarkio, Missouri schools. Bill enlisted in the United States Navy on January 12, 1968, and served his country on the United States Ship “Graffias” during the Vietnam War.  Bill received his honorable discharge on October 15, 1969.


On May 2, 1970, Bill was united in marriage to Lyllis Ann Chaney in Rock Port.  They became the parents of one son, Michael E. and Bill became the stepfather to Lyllis’ daughter, Pam.  The family later moved to Tarkio. Lyllis passed away in 2009.


Bill was employed by the Tarkio City Street Department, Tri-City Concrete, Tarkio, Cargill Hyde Plant, Phelps City, Missouri, Zip-Stop truck stop and Trails End, both of Rock Port. Bill enjoyed playing bingo and slots at White Cloud Casino.  He also enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting. Bill passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Community Hospital – Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri, at the age of 70.


Besides his father and wife, Lyllis, Bill was preceded in death by son, Michael Johnson and brother, Jerry Johnson.  Survivors include his mother, Gertrude Johnson, Tarkio; brother, Ted (Sharon) Johnson, Farragut, Iowa; sisters, Shirley Schebaum, Farragut, and Barbara (Junior) Hines, Tarkio; step daughter, Pam (Joey) Corbin, Tarkio; daughter-in-law, Crystal Johnson, Elk Falls, Kansas; granddaughter, Amber Johnson, Elk Falls; and numerous other grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.

Interment: Home Cemetery, Tarkio.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 5th, Davis Funeral Home, prior to the service.

Memorials may be directed to the Bill Johnson Memorial Fund.