Timothy L. Johnson Sr., died on April 23, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo.

Luther Johnson and Almeadie Murphy gave birth to Timothy L. Johnson, on September 7,1948 in Gilmer, Texas. Timothy spent his time playing basketball and football with the kids in his neighborhood as a child. Years later after moving to Kansas City, Mo., with their mother, Almeadie, oldest brother, John Edward Johnson and oldest sister, Mae Bonnie Rucker, in 1951, they established a home on East 36th Street, and there laid a foundation for generations to come.

In 1969, Cedric Young, the first and oldest son was born. Timothy then later went to serve his country in Vietnam. While serving his duty, Lisa Bowles, the oldest daughter and second child, was born in 1969. Later in 1972, his third child, Timothy L. Johnson Jr., was born. Following after, in 1986, Ashley Johnson the youngest daughter was born. The following year, in 1992, Justin Smith the youngest son was born in Houston, Texas. After coming back home from Vietnam, he enjoyed his time playing football and softball with the Kansas City league the Dirty Dozens as a young adult.

As years went on Timothy experienced a joyful life of being a grandfather, great grandfather and a host of nieces and nephews. He was a master on the grill, who loved to listen to Jazz, The O* Jays, Earth and Wind and Fire, The Isley Brothers, 70*s soul and Marvin Gaye. Either if you were family or a friend of the family you were always welcomed to the barbecues E. 36th St. That house held many, with centuries of history.

Johnson Sr., was loved by many, whether it was because of his upbeat personality or his contagious smile. He was a comforter who was stern in his words and warm with his hugs. He was a father, brother, grandparent, uncle, friend and companion; who will be remembered forever .

He preceded the death of his first born son, Cedric in 1991, as well as his mother and oldest brother in 2003.

Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 11 a.m., at the Elite Funeral chapel, 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m.

Professional Services entrusted to the Elite Funeral chapel, 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Tel: (816) 7650141, Malcolm Morris, Funeral Director.





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