Michael Bennett Johnson
Michael Bennett Johnson
Michael Bennett Johnson, 75, West Plains, Missouri, passed away at 12:56 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born October 10, 1947, at New Orleans, Louisiana, to Richard Greer Johnson and Mildred Irene Bennett Johnson. On November 21, 1975, he was married at St. Louis, Missouri, to Linda Rush. Mr. Johnson was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy. Before his retirement he was the State Fire Marshal Investigator.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Johnson; four children, Michael Johnson, Jr. and wife, Elise, Amanda Aikulola and husband, Juwon, Justin Johnson and Jessica McKee and husband, Cody; nine grandchildren, Nathanial, Amanda, Alexander, Kaden and Taylor Johnson, Faye and Eric Aikulola and Millie and Maren McKee; and two great-grandchildren, Caroline and Liam Johnson; one sister, Patricia Tilley; one nephew, Kyle Swallow; and one niece, Lauri Hammontree.
His parents and one daughter, Jennifer, preceded him in death.
Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
February 16, 2023 @ 2:27 pm
What a great guy. Mike will be greatly missed. My prayers are to the family for comfort and peace.
February 16, 2023 @ 2:32 pm
Mike will be missed!
Sending hugs & Prayers.
February 16, 2023 @ 6:57 pm
Jessica/Cody & Family,
My Deepest Sympathy to all of you Jessica on the passing of your Father, Mike. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers and thoughts. May God comfort, encourage, strengthen, and give each of you peace during this difficult time. May God bless all of you.
In Christian Love,
Mrs. Amber Redburn
February 16, 2023 @ 7:03 pm
MIKE was a great guy prayers for all.
February 17, 2023 @ 11:18 am
What a wonderful gentleman he will be sadly missed prayers for Linda and all the family
February 17, 2023 @ 3:20 pm
Fire Chief Joe Auffert, The Officers, Firefighters, Board Members and Auxiliary of Howell County Rural Fire District #1 want to send our deepest sympathies to Linda and the family. We were so sorry to hear about Mike. When we first moved the Howell Rural Fire Station to Washington Ave, Mike had an office there. We worked along side him for several years. Linda was a part of our Auxiliary and when we needed Mike’s help, he was always there to lend a hand. We will never forget the dinners and other things he helped with. We will never forget the Christmas parties that Santa and Mrs Claus showed up to during the years. The kids loved it and so did we. Please let us know if there is anything we can help with anytime.
February 17, 2023 @ 4:37 pm
Never a better person than Mike. My complete family loved him.Pr ayers and love for the complete family..
Julie Warner Heavrin
February 17, 2023 @ 6:48 pm
Linda, Justin & Jessica, I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I was a rookie news reporter when I first met Mike and his partner, Duane, but they quickly broke me in and we all became fast friends. I cherish the friendship that developed between Mike & Linda and my family. I will never forget the jokes and pranks, and those Halloween parties. My favorite Mike story is the time he played Santa in the Christmas parade and when he came by my toddler daughter, smiled at her and said, “hi Danielle.” She couldn’t believe Santa knew her name! Mike, you will be greatly missed and you definitely made an impact in this world. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
February 17, 2023 @ 7:20 pm
To all of you, my prayers and heartfelt sympathy pours out to you! I know how important he was to all of you! He was not a person to forget! I remember that smile and laugh!!! He will remain always in your hearts!
Love you guys so much!
Donnie and Diana Palmer
February 18, 2023 @ 11:06 pm
Mike will be missed. Prayers for Linda, Jessica, Justin and all family members. We lost a great man. Hold on to the precious memories as you go through this very difficult time. May faith and love guide you each day. Much love always
February 18, 2023 @ 11:58 pm
I’m so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. To Linda and his children I offer my sympathies. You’ll be missed Cousin…
February 19, 2023 @ 10:56 pm
Linda and family so sorry for the loss of Mike God bless and keep you all
Melinda (Burgess) King
February 20, 2023 @ 6:38 pm
Linda our hearts break for you and your family. Mike was always sweet to me even at 4 a.m with my lights and needles. Please know that you are in our thoughts. Til we meet again
February 21, 2023 @ 10:32 am
I have so many memories of Mike throughout the years. He was an outstanding guy, one who was a great husband, father, and I know he had to be one of the best Papa’s in the world. I’ve been praying for you all and will continue in the days ahead. Love & prayers Linda, Justin & Jessica & families!
February 22, 2023 @ 10:43 am
Mike was such a great guy. He was someone my family held with a high regard. Prayers for comfort for your family.
February 25, 2023 @ 7:09 pm
I enjoyed knowing Mike. He taught me a lot about fire behaviour through the years. He was a good friend!
mike j moffis
February 27, 2023 @ 8:26 am
he was a very cool dude good luck my friend until we meet again
March 1, 2023 @ 6:50 am
Mike was a GREAT GUY, always had a smile and a laugh to share. Prayers to Linda and the kids.