Eric Eugene Johnson, 61, Lebo: Feb. 15, 1958 – May 30, 2019

LEBO, Kan. – Eric Eugene Johnson, 61, Lebo, Kan., died at his home on May 30, 2019.

Eric was born on Feb. 15, 1958, at Ottawa, Kan., to Leon Johnson and Sharon Lee (Gragg) Johnson.

Eric graduated from Melvern High School, Melvern, Kan., in 1976. He spent most of his life as a construction welder and mechanical maintenance technician, both here and abroad.

He was married to Beverlee Dian Peavy, March 30, 1979. To this union were born two children. They were later divorced.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Frances Johnson, and Verlin and Leona Gragg, his stepfather, John Gulyban, and his companion of 13 years, Alicia Stracener.

Left to mourn his passing are Alicia’s son Robbie (Deidra) Stracener, San Diego, Calif.; his son, Eric Eugene Johnson Jr., and his daughter, Jennifer Ardis, both of South Carolina; father and stepmother, Leon and Rose Johnson, Burlington, Kan.; mother, Sharon Gulyban, LaFeria, Texas; three brothers, Daniel Lee Johnson, LaFeria, Marty Duane (Glyna) Johnson, Harlingen, Texas, and David Joe (Colleen) Johnson, Ruther Glen, Va.; three stepbrothers, Richard (Tammy) Sharp, Ottawa, Kan., Robert (Paula) Sharp, Auburn, Kan., and Shawn (Laura) Sharp, Merriam Woods, Mo.; a stepsister, Glenda Bunkofske, Huntington Beach, Calif., and several grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Eric was everyone’s friend and will be sorely missed around the Lebo community.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Melvern Cemetery, Melvern. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, 6:30-8 p.m., at Jones Funeral Home, 801 Garrettson St., Burlington.

Contributions can be made to the Coffey County Cancer Support Group, and sent in care of Jones Funeral Home, PO Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.

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