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Kent Johnson

May 16, 1935 ~ April 4, 2019 (age 83)

Kent Johnson, an 83 year old, Trenton, MO resident, passed away at 9:15 a.m., Thursday, April 04, 2019 at Eastview Manor in Trenton.

There is to be a private burial under the direction of Whitaker Eads Funeral Home of Trenton.  A celebration of life and carry in dinner will be held at noon, Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Moberly Park Shelter House.

Kent Johnson was born May 16, 1935 in Sullivan County, MO to Floyd and Genevieve Johnson.  He graduated from Galt High School.  On June 17, 1954 he was united in marriage to Sara June Brown.  He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad until enlisting in the United States Army from 1953 through 1955 where he served in Germany.  After his military service he returned to the railroad.  He soon discovered his passion for flying and became a charter pilot for a few years before he opened Johnson Flying Service doing crop dusting from the mid 1970’s to the late 1990’s.  On December 31, 2007 he was remarried to Lynda (McNeely) Hancock.  Mr. Johnson then worked as an armed Brinks truck driver.  When not working he enjoyed riding on his Harley Davidson motorcycles and reading books.  He was a story teller and socialite who loved talking with everyone.

Surviving relatives include his wife Lynda of the home, son Steven Kent Johnson, step daughter Lanie Gardner, step son Jared Hancock, brothers Barry Johnson and Bill Oakman, sister Joy Farley, grandchildren, Brandon Johnson, Haley Johnson, and Macey Johnson, step grandchildren, Whitney Barlow, Timbre Gardner, Kyle Peery and Chase Gardner, Carrie Schmacht, Brent Hancock, and Evan Hancock, and great grandchildren Braydon Johnson, Tristan Johnson, Kash Barlow, Kolbi Barlow, Kinslei Barlow, Prezleigh Peery, Easton Peery, Emma Schmacht, Noah Schmacht and Sammy Schmacht.

Those preceding him in death include his parents, a brother Jerry Johnson and a step grandson Tyler Hancock.

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