James 'Jimmy' L. Johnson

Born: Tue., Jan. 30, 1945
Died: Sun., Sep. 10, 2017


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 14, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Sep. 14, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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James Lyndle Johnson, better known as 'Jimmy' or 'JJ', 72, passed away at his home in rural New Salem on Sunday, September 10, 2017.  Jim was born on January 30, 1945 to Charles L. and Imogene Smith Johnson in Pittsfield.  He married Susan Marie Hannant on October 18, 1969 at the Perry Methodist Church and she survives.

Jim was a 1963 graduate of Pittsfield High School.  After graduation, he joined the United States Army Reserves in 1963 and completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  In 1968, he was called to Active Duty and was stationed at the Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, HI and served as a Spec-4 until his honorable discharge in 1969.  Jim farmed with his dad for many years as a grain and livestock farmer in the Pittsfield/New Salem area.  He was a dedicated bowler, participating on Pittsfield Monday and Thursday night leagues for many years, and served as a secretary for Monday Night Men's League. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, and loved watching NASCAR races, whether on TV or with his daughter at Kansas Speedway.  He was an active member in the Pittsfield American Legion for many years where he served as a past Commander and  enjoyed calling Bingo on Friday nights.  Jim was also a member of Pike County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; one daughter, Amy (Mitch) Nelson of Kansas City, MO; one son, Mark Johnson of Columbia, MO; a brother, Dale R. Johnson of Pittsfield; brother-in-law, Clark (Katie) Hannant of Bradenton, FL; sisters-in-law, Nancy Robinson of Green Valley, IL, Lorraine Johnson of Pueblo, CO, Chris Hannant Phipps of Pittsfield,IL and Cindy Hannant of Jacksonville, IL; a special family friend, Marie Carroll; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Wayne E. Johnson; one sister, Lynda J. Johnson; brothers-in-law, Roger Hannant and Richard Robinson; one nephew, Curtis Dale Johnson; and one niece, Angie Crowder.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Pastor Michael TenEyck officiating.  There will be a visitation prior to the funeral from 12:00 PM to 2:00PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Wilson Cemetery in Perry with military rights conducted by Pittsfield American Legion Post #152 and US Army Honor Guard.  Memorials are suggested to the Pike County All Wars Museum or Wilson Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home has been entrusted with the services.

Charitable donations may be made in James 'Jimmy''s memory to the following organizations:

Pike County All Wars Museum

Wilson Cemetery

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Nancy Kindle
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
Dale and family , I am so sorry for your loss. My mom Adine , often talked about Jimmy . Just wanted you to know I am thinking about you.

Mike and Janet Straus
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
Susan, Amy and Mark, We are so sad that we can't be with you all today but know that our hearts are with you. Praying that God will bring you comfort today and in the days ahead. Love and Hugs

William and Terra
   Posted Sat September 16, 2017
Dale and family,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. We wished we could have been at the service. Our prayers are with you all.

Phil "Stan" Ballinger
   Posted Sun September 17, 2017
You were one of the nicest guys I went thru School with... We had some great Times in FFA.

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