Walter David Johnson, age 89, of Lamar, MO passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Walter was born June 24, 1929 in Milford, MO to Walter Chester and Pansey Mae (Adams) Johnson. Walter graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 1947 and joined the Local Army National Guard in 1948 and was discharged December 26, 1951. On December 24, 1971, Walter married Alice Juanita Huddleston in Lamar. Walter owned and operated Johnson Hardware and Furniture Store on the East side of the Lamar square for 67 years, and was also an auctioneer for Johnson's Auction from 1948 to 2015. He was a member of the Lamar First Baptist Church since 1953, where he taught Sunday School for 30 years, and was a Chartered Member of the Lamar Optimist Club. He was a life long fisherman. Survivors include his wife Juanita; three sons, Alan (Trudy) Chaput of Walnut Grove, AR, Henry Mankey of Cache, OK, and Daniel (Denise) Mankey of Lamar; three daughters, Rose Ann (Steve) Dalton of Springfield, MO, Susan (Brent) Asbell of Jasper, MO, and Yvonne Boyd of Lamar, 17 grandchildren and many, many great-grandchildren.Preceding Walter in death were his parents, three daughters, Joy Ann Klock, Rebecca Smith, and Jeri Lynn Mankey; one brother, Bobby Johnson; three sisters; Imogene Morrow, Dollie Thorton , and Shirley Geisler. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Howell Cemetery, Milford, Missouri.Contributions are suggested and made payable to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
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