Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Obituary - Dale Gene Johnson

Dale Gene Johnson, age 85, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at Via Christi Medical Center in Pittsburg, KS. He was born August 20, 1937, in Ft. Scott, the son of Buford and Evelyn Goodrick Johnson. He graduated from Mound City high school with the class of 1955. Dale joined the Army following high school and served 4 years in Germany. 

He married Charlotte Sears in April of 1978 in Mound City, KS. He worked for Rural Electric in Iola, KS, and City Maintenance and the public school system in New Mexico. Dale and his wife Charlotte ministered to the Navajo and Apache people in New Mexico and Arizona for 15 years. Dale enjoyed his guns, woodworking, construction, attending auctions, and his dogs and cats. He was a member of the Gideons and the Bethel Community Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Charlotte of the home; 2 children, Rebecca Johnson and husband Mark Thorndike, Anchorage, AK, and Dan Johnson and wife Jill, Lubbock, TX; 4 step-children, Robert Barkdoll and wife Pat, Galesburg, IL, Rick Barkdoll and wife Tammy, Chanute, KS, Michelle Hoyt and husband James, Austin, TX, and Donna Tippie Taylor, Blue Springs, MO; a step son-in-law Vern Crawshaw, Altoona, KS; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter Sally Ann Johnson; a stepdaughter, Teresa Crawshaw; and three brothers, Eddie, Richard, and Russell Johnson.

Pastor Ben Heffernan will conduct funeral services at 2:00 PM Friday, October 21st, at the Bethel Community Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Woodland Cemetery Mound City. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to either Gideons or Bethel Community Baptist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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