Funeral service for Eugene “Gene” E. Johnson, 74, Lawrence, will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2010 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. He died at Medicalodges Eudora. Mr. Johnson moved to Lawrence in 1954 from Clinton, MO.
He was born June 6, 1935, in Osceola, MO, the son of Thomas Lee and Nellie (Myers) Johnson.
Mr. Johnson worked for Anderson Trucking Company from 1954-1966. He worked for Associated Builders from 1966-1979. He worked for the City of Lawrence Water Department as a Warehouse Processor and retired January 1, 1998 after 18 years of service. He was a member of the Mt. Oread Aerie #309, FOE, Lawrence.
He married Patricia “Pat” E. Edwards on February 2, 1973, in Miami, OK. She preceded him in death May 8, 2008.
Survivors include three sons, Randy Gene Johnson, Lawrence, Mike Cooper, and wife, Pam, Fort Collins, CO, Keith Cooper, Florida; three daughters, Carolyn K. Johnson, Claudia Jones, and husband, Michael, Karen Williams, and husband, Bob, all of Lawrence; four brothers, Cecil Johnson, Clinton, MO, James Johnson, Clinton, MO, The Reverand Harold Johnson, Boliver, MO, and Paul Johnson, Grain Valley, MO; two sisters, Juanita Smith, Harrisonville, MO, and Wanda Jones, Independence, MO; 16 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be sent in his name to the Heart of America Hospice, American Cancer Society, or Medicalodges Eudora and sent in care of the mortuary.