Vernon E. Johnson, age 59, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. He was born May 19, 1959, in Blanding, Utah, the son of Vernon Leslie and Dorena Mae (McNutt) Johnson.
Vernon moved to Hugoton in 1977 and graduated from Hugoton High School in 1979. He then began driving truck for Halliburton, Premier Alfalfa, and Dillco Fluid Service in Hugoton for many years. Vernon was previously married to Deb Clinesmith and Raynetta Mae. He was a hard worker and had a strong work ethic. If someone needed help, they knew he was just a phone call away. Vernon enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family gatherings, dancing, playing pool, cards and darts. He was an original member of the Dust Bowl Riders/Brian Lamberson Memorial Run. Vernon will be most remembered for his sense of humor.
Survivors include his son, Jeremy Johnson of Hugoton; father, Vernon L. Johnson of Farmerville, Louisiana; sisters, Connie Jean Thomas of Smith Center, Tereasa Marie Primmer of Farmerville, Louisiana, and Linda Arlene Lamberson of Hugoton; grandchildren, Cyla Collins of Liberal, Stephen Collins of Pueblo, Colorado, Amya Johnson of Hugoton, Danielle Johnson of Liberal, and Payton Williams of Norman, Oklahoma; great-grandson, Lewis Collins of Liberal; and many nieces and nephews.
Vernon was preceded in death by his mother, Dorena Johnson; and nephews, Brian Lamberson and Kelly Hawkins.
Memorial service will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Assembly of God Church in Hugoton with Pastor Pam Peachey officiating. Inurnment will follow at Hugoton Cemetery in Hugoton, Kansas. Memorials may be given to Vernon Johnson Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S Main, Hugoton, KS 67951.