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Pressley "Ray" Johnson

March 10, 1955 ~ August 14, 2021 (age 66)


Pressley "Ray" Johnson, 66, of Poplar Bluff, MO passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021, at his home.

Ray was born on March 10, 1955, to Kenneth and Annabelle (Lampston) Johnson in Williamsville, Missouri.

Ray was a believer of Christ. He was a United States Army Veteran. He worked at the Poplar Bluff School District bus garage for over 25 years. He loved anything outdoors; hunting and fishing were some of his favorite things to do in his spare time. He enjoyed shooting pool in the shop. Ray would take the shirt off his back for anyone, he was truly a helper to anyone who needed it. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren.

Ray is survived by his significant other, Vickie Risinger; two daughters, Sue (Kenneth) Allen and Sarah (Scottie Spencer) Johnson; four sisters, Judy (Mike) Deason, Penny Brawley, Jeannie (Todd) Kearbey, Velma (Albert) Blackmon; two brothers, Don Ward and Mike Ward; Vickie’s son, Greg (Sarah) Gamblin; six grandaughters, Evelyn, Hailey, Peyton, Leah, Bridget, and Autumn; one grandson, Christopher; one great-grandson, Gage-Lee.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Louise Bradish, Shirley Keane, Dorothy Carter, and Carolyn Ward; one brother, Kenneth Johnson Jr.

Graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 1:00pm at Rombauer Cemetery with Reverend Vernon Curry.

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