Christopher Scott Johnson, Leon, KS was born September 12, 1975 to Gary L. and Lynda Denise Johnson in Belleville, KS. He died March 11, 2020 in Leon, KS at the age of 44 years, 5 months and 29 days.
He was raised in Mankato and Hiawatha, KS, graduating from Mankato High School in 1994. He lettered in both football and track. He attended Beloit Vo-Tech majoring in diesel mechanics. He was hired by Caterpillar, prior to finishing his education as recommended by the faculty being the top mechanic in his class.
Christopher loved working with his hands and being outdoors. He especially loved hunting and fishing, and passed on that love to his children.
He had a very dry sense of humor, was a hard worker, never gave up and cooked a delicious BBQ feast. He was a mechanical genius, a master electrician and a very talented carpenter.
He married Angel Saunders on January 9, 1998 and to this union five children were born. Bridgette, Hunter, Ethan, Owen and Lily. They later divorced. He was engaged to Janelle Jones and together they had Addison Jo Johnson. His children were his pride and joy.
He is survived by his parents, Gary and Denise Johnson, Lawrence; children, Bridgette (Mike Smith), Hunter (Jonny Hund), Ethan, Owen, and Lily; fiancé, Janelle Jones, Leon, KS; brother, Jeremiah and Nicki Johnson, Cedar Falls, IA, sister, Betsey and Nick Gallinger, Lawrence, KS; nephew, Lane Johnson, nieces, Drew Johnson, Kate, Kylie and Karoline Gallinger; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Addison Jo, paternal grandparents, Floyd and Edna Johnson, and maternal grandfather, Richard Gile.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the West Campus – First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Warren-McElwain Mortuary and may be sent to 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.