Kenneth David Johnson, 73, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away in his home on Friday, July 8th, 2022. Kenny, to all who knew and loved him, was born in Paducah, Kentucky on July 25, 1948, to Kenneth B. Johnson and Edna Pearl (Owen) Johnson. He was married to Faye Dean Brassfield on March 11, 1967, who survives him having just celebrated 55 years of marriage. Kenny is also survived by his daughter Tina Rance and her husband Roland, son Ken Johnson and his wife Tracie, four very loved grandchildren, Clayton Johnson, Wade Rance, Noah Johnson and Olivia Rance, and his sister, Brenda Graf. Kenny was predeceased by both of his parents Kenneth and Pearl Johnson, and his brother Dennis Johnson.
Kenny worked at Good Samaritan in Olathe, Kansas, where he drove patients to and from appointments but often jumped in where needed. He loved his work, the patients, and his co-workers, so much that he could not wait to get back to work and told them to “not give his job away because he was coming back”.
Everyone who met Kenny, met a friend. They met someone who was full of life, laughter and knew how to make others laugh with his quick humor. You always had to listen to catch the teasing comments he would make, often at the end of a conversation leaving you with a zinger. He was known by all as a big “kidder” and he loved a good game of ping pong, often challenging anyone around to a game where his swing was as quick as his smack talk & when Kenny and Faye played you in doubles they were a hard team to beat.
Above it all, Kenny loved deeply and had a soft heart for those around him. If you knew him and even if you didn’t, you did not just “talk” to him, you had conversations, ones that were full of smiles and laughter. From the person in the checkout line, the many patients he drove for at his job, or his countless friends and family, Kenny knew no strangers, he genuinely loved.