In Loving Memory

Robert Clay Johnson

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July 9th, 1935 - December 3rd, 2017


Robert Clay Johnson (Bob), born July 9, 1935 to Walter M. and Mary Lee (Wilson) Johnson, died December 3rd, 2017 at home. He ​was a loving Papa, father and friend. He is survived by Mary Hilda (Madrid) Johnson, three daughters: Mary Louise Johnson-Bootka (Doug), Diane Marie Johnson-Bennett, both of Independence, MO and Jenny Johnson of Huntington Beach, CA; one son David Clay Johnson (Misty) of Independence; grandchildren: Roxanne Nicole Bootka, Erica Michelle Bootka-Spake (Matt), Rosemarie Bennett, Andrew Joseph Bennett, Tapanga Diane Johnson, Cyarra Gale Johnson, and Joirdahno Verduzco; great granddaughter Vivienne Grace; brother Wayne Johnson; many nieces and nephews; and his oldest and dear friends, Butch and Jimmy.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Lilia Baker, Rose Johnson, Walter Johnson and Virginia Brown, as well as Diane Johnson (mother of son, David.)

​He was co-owner of Better Roofing Company and B&J Amusement Company and had many business ventures over the years, including two restaurants during the 70's and 80's. Bob loved boxing and coached youths at the WhatSoEver Community Center in KC for many years. He would state that his greatest accomplishment was his family. The family is forever grateful to Rosewood/The Groves Memory Care Unit staff, especially Gina, Misty and Kyle, and the loving care of Jill at One Community Hospice. The family will have a Celebration of Life in January and suggests donations to One Community Hospice in lieu of flowers.


  • Fri, Dec 8th, 2017 at 8:21 PM

    Jenny -- so very, very sad to hear about your Dad. Sending love to you and Jay and warm thoughts to your family. So very sad (see eMail for message). Dorie Sheppard

    Dorie Sheppard, Overland Park, KS

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