Johnnie Ray Voiers, 66, Emporia: Nov. 14, 1954 – May 30, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Johnnie Ray Voiers, 66, Emporia: Nov. 14, 1954 – May 30, 2021

EMPORIA, Kan. – Johnnie Ray Voiers, 66, of Emporia, Kan., passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. Johnnie was born Nov. 14, 1954, in Beckley, W.V., the son of Ray and Reba (Fazel) Voiers.

Johnnie grew up in a coal mining family in Beckley, and at the age of 17 he enlisted in the United States Army. He was a truck driver in the transportation department, and was stationed at Ft. Riley, Junction City, Kan. This is where he made Kansas his home, and after his military service he continued to drive trucks over the road for various trucking companies for more than 33 years, retiring officially in 2012.

On May 25, 1980, Johnnie was united in marriage to Sally J. Poertner, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar, Kan. They shared 10 years of marriage before Sally passed away on April 6, 1990.

Johnnie married Amy Edwards on Jan. 6, 1995, in Ottawa, Kan. They later divorced.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sally J. Voiers; daughter, Sara Rae Voiers in 2014; two brothers, Roger Hollingsworth and Joey Voiers; and a sister, Terry Hollingsworth.

Johnnie is survived by three daughters, Melissa Ann Graves (Darin), Ottawa, Annie Marie Seel (Chad), Topeka, and Jonnie Rae Voiers (Kurt Kitselman), Lyndon, Kan.; three sons, Ray Anthony Voiers, Emporia, Carl Adam Voiers (Jamie Glenn), Lyndon, and Mark Alan Voiers (Alexandra Schubert), Emporia; 22 grandchildren, Michael, Alexis, Whitney, Stevie Ray, Gavin, Brayden, Madison, Anthony, Xavier, Adalynn, Natalie, Gemma, Boston, Taylor, Jaedyn, Dominic, Kiera, Tristan, Alley, Trisha, Bella and Chloe; and three great-grandchilden.

A memorial visitation with family will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon. A private family inurnment at Vassar Cemetery, Vassar, will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and sent to Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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