Kirby Johnson, 79 of Amoret, Missouri passed away November 22, 2019 at his home in Amoret. Cremation, with memorial services scheduled for 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Amoret Christian Church, Amoret, Missouri. A visitation will be held prior to the service, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, also at the church. Inurnment will follow in Benjamin Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, (660-679-0009). Memorial contributions are suggested to the USO. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Kirby Hugh Johnson was born March 2, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri to George Coburn Johnson and Norma Maxine Brooker Johnson Gordon. He graduated from Garden City High School and joined the US Navy.
Kirby retired from the US Navy after a 30 years of service. He was a member of the VFW Post 1935 in Adrian, Missouri, a proud lifetime member of the NRA, and the American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman, and very involved as an Amoret community member, father figure, and was a friend to many.
Kirby was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine F. Johnson, son Randall Kirby Johnson, and daughter-in-law Mary (Eft) Johnson. He is survived by his sons, Richard A. Johnson (Christy) and David H. Johnson, daughters Donna L. Hartzler, Sharon Johnson, and Lori M. Norris (Jack), sister Linda J. Todd, numerous grandchildren, many, many great-grandchildren, and a large circle of military buddies, sportsmen, friends, and neighbors.