HUGOTON — Vernon E. Johnson, 59, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

He was born May 19, 1959, in Blanding, Utah, to Vernon Leslie and Dorena Mae (McNutt) Johnson.

He was previously married to Deb Clinesmith and Raynetta Mae.

He moved to Hugoton in 1977 and graduated from Hugoton High School. He then began driving trucks for Halliburton, Premier Alfalfa and Dillco Fluid Service in Hugoton for many years.

He is survived by his father; son, Jeremy Johnson of Hugoton; sisters, Connie Jean Thomas of Smith Center, Tereasa Marie Primmer of Farmerville, La., and Linda Arlene Lamberson of Hugoton; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at Assembly of God Church in Hugoton. Inurnment will follow at Hugoton Cemetery in Hugoton.

Memorials may be given to Vernon Johnson Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S Main, Hugoton, KS 67951. Condolences may be posted at