Johnny Lee Willis

Johnny Lee Willis, 64, of Olathe, KS passed away August 8, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, August 15th at New Life Family Church, 4835 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, KS 66106. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Johnny was born on March 30, 1952 in Cocoa Beach, FL. The eldest of five children, Johnny was an encyclopedia of music trivia and loved Kansas City sports, large family vacations, and above all, watching his granddaughter perform. He served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years and worked for Genuine Parts Company (NAPA) for over 30 years.

Johnny is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters, Michelle and Kelly (Mark); granddaughter, Annalise; mother, Floy; sisters, Debra, Audrey and Cherron; brother, Andy; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his son, William; granddaughter, Gabriella; and father, Rufus.


  1. Julie Balke Kennedy on August 11, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I am sorry very sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with you and your family

  2. Dave Laird on August 11, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  3. Cherron Bannon on August 11, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Your pain is now gone. That I’m thankful for. You can now rest. You will be missed by many. Love you. Lil Sis

  4. Jamie Gray on August 11, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I am so very saddened by this. Not having a Dad growing up he always let me call him Dad… I miss his humor but mostly his heart… I grew up in the Willis House and had so many of my High School memories there… He will truely be missed… My heart and soul go out to the entire family… thoughts and prayers to you all… thanks for the love and memories… And most of all the laughter…

  5. Katrisha M Thomas on August 11, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love to your family

  6. Pearlie (Reynolds ) Bell on August 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Praying for you all. Love you guys!!

  7. Mona Tichenor on August 12, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    My deepest sympathy for you and the family. I know you will find comfort in your faith and the love of family and friends. You are in my prayers.

  8. Connie Lehnen's on August 12, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Our prayers go out to Johnny’s family at this time. Having worked with Johnny, a lot of laughs and memories will always be cherished! He always had that special smile, and full of stories that made our days at Napa go by alittle faster! Johnny will be missed, but he will entertain the Heavens!

  9. Inavern (Willis) Bowen on August 12, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss.Tell Floy I will be praying for the family. Love you all

  10. Betty Neal Sparks on August 12, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Rea and I are praying for you and your family.

  11. Candace Sweet on August 13, 2016 at 9:15 am

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you all.

  12. Paul Miller on August 13, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Dear Donna & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. At these times words are inadequate. Those who love you wish you could be spared this experience and to some degree comfort you dear ones.

  13. Tim Kuhn on August 13, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    My sweet cousin Donna and family,
    I am so very sorry. You are all in my prayers. I love you very much. Timmy

  14. Helen J. Green on August 14, 2016 at 9:09 am

    So sorry to hear about Johnny. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Your neighbors from long ago. Helen, Jeannie, Joyce, and Tom.

  15. Thelma Neal Bromley on August 14, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May you feel the comfort of God during this time of loss.

  16. Cathy Cook on August 16, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Donna, you know how much we care for each other. I am so sorry. Still praying for you and the girls, Michelle and Kellys and your granddaughter, Annalise. Hope to join your group soon.We all need a little more faith. We will talk soon.

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