Jack Kenneth Johnson, 88, of Wichita, died Friday (September 29, 2017) at the Robert Dole V.A. Medical Center in Wichita.
He was born on June 16, 1929 in Newton, the son of Clifford and Catherine Vienna Norton Johnson. Jack graduated from Newton High School in 1947. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
After being discharged from the military in 1953, Jack returned to Newton. In Newton he had worked at the Superior Food Market and McCall’s Shoe Shop. He later moved to Wichita where he worked at Lloyd’s Shoe Store and A.J. August Men’s Wear before becoming the office manager at Player Piano until retiring.
Through the years Jack had been a window trimmer for many merchants in Wichita. While in junior high school he became interested in marionettes which he would later teach classes. He was a member of the National Puppeteers Society and an active member in Community Theater in the Wichita area.
Jack loved meeting people and will be remembered for his bright smile and missed by many.
Survivors include two daughters Sheryl Desjardins and Lisa White both of Euless, Tx.; brother James K. Johnson of Newton; grandchildren April Vienna Phillips, Chad Austin Lowe, Christina White, and Alec White; great grandchildren Breanna Phillips, Rayburn Dean Phillips, Jolie Lowe, Christian Lowe, and Austin Lowe; and many friends around the country.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday (October 4, 2017) at the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton with military honors.
There will be no visitation or viewing.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.