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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Burney Johnson

Burney W. Johnson

Sunday, March 1st, 1936 - Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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Burney Wayne Johnson, age 84, of Diamond, MO, passed away on Tuesday October 20, 2020 at Mercy hospital, following an illness.

Burney was born on March 1, 1936 the son of the late Otis and Georgia (Gilstrap) Johnson. He has been a lifetime area resident. He married Carol Young on June 1, 1956 in Oak Grove, MO, and together they were blessed with four children. He attended Joplin Junior College and finished his Bachelor degree from PSU. He also received his Masters in Spanish and World History from PSU. He was a teacher for East Newton School District, teaching Spanish and World History. He was a longtime member of the Beef Branch Church of Christ where he also served as Elder.

Burney loved Bluegrass music. He ran the Johnson Family Music Program at the Spring Valley Community Building for thirty-seven years.

Burney is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Carol Johnson, Diamond, MO; two sons, Burney “Joe” Johnson and wife Anna, Neosho, MO, and Chris Johnson, Diamond, MO; two daughters, Dee Carneal and husband Rick, Diamond, MO, and Beth Ann Harrall and husband Joe, Diamond, MO; one sister, Erma Johnson, Carthage, Mo; thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brother, Edwin and Buddy Johnson; one sister, Delua Jeffers; a granddaughter, Tara Carneal; a grandson, Aaron Johnson; and a great-grandson, Fletcher Harrall.

Private funeral services will be held with burial to follow in the Beef Branch Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will receive friends at a time of visitation from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Beef Branch Church of Christ Cemetery Fund in care of the mortuary.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    Address
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Interment

    Location
    Beef Branch Church of Christ Cemetery
    Address
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    Joplin, Missouri 64804
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Wende (Simmons) Hoag

Posted at 01:37pm
I so very much enjoyed having Mr. Johnson as my history and spanish teacher. He was always kind and helpful. My sincere condolences to the family. May the Lord comfort you through this sad time, and may you all hold to the truth that you will see him again.
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Ginger Martin

Posted at 10:59pm
I loved going to Spanish class with Mr Johnson. I still remember him and his guitar and singing in class. Many condolences and prayers to you all. Know that he touched many lives and will be deeply missed.

God Bless,
Ginger Middleton Martin


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Mike Tichenor

Posted at 09:33am
I was honored to host Burney and his family at my Woodshed 20 years ago. Also had the pleasure of playing at his venue down in Tipton Ford. Such a wonderful and engaging musician with a unique style of making old time music charming and memorable. None other like him - he will be missed.
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Lynn Cox

Posted at 01:58pm
Much love from Donna Johnson, Judy Wilson, Lynn & Lyndon Cox, Amy & Aaron Miller, Phyllis & Randy Hudzik, and Connie & Bill Wood.
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