William Bryant Johnson, 74, Waverly: July 15, 1947 – March 8, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

William Bryant Johnson, 74, Waverly: July 15, 1947 – March 8, 2022

WAVERLY, Kan. – William Bryant Johnson, 74, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at Coffey County Hospital, Burlington, Kan. He was born July 15, 1947, in Bremerton, Wash., the son of Paul and Evelyn Oas Johnson.

Bill, as he was known to all, had lived near Waverly, Kan., since May 1989.

Bill graduated from Fergus Falls High School, in Minnesota, in 1965 and then served in the United States Air Force for more than 23 years, and retired as a master sergeant in 1989. He had worked at K-Mart and Wal-Mart distribution, Communicolor printing company, Eudora, Kan., and then International Paper/Weyerhaeuser/Willamette Industries, at Forbes Field, Topeka, Kan. He had been a scout leader for several years.

On Aug. 3, 1968, Bill was united in marriage to Carol Jean White, in Overbrook. Kan.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Evelyn; and his sister, Joan Johnson.

Bill is survived by his wife, Carol Jean, of 53 years; son, William (Amy) Johnson, of Lawrence, Kan.; daughter, Sara Johnson (Brandon Ramburger), Emporia, Kan.; four grandchildren, Billy Johnson, Abby Johnson, Jesse Johnson (Betty Peralta), and Noah Johnson; and great-granddaughter, Sammy Peralta.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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