Kendall Richard Johnson
February 5, 1959 – July 8, 2019
Kendall R. Johnson, of Davenport, IA was freed from the turmoil of this life on Monday, July 8, 2019. Per his wishes was cremated. He was laid to rest in Pine Hill Cemetery and a tree will be planted on the family farm in Missouri in his memory on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Kendall was born on February 5, 1959 to Howard and Rita (Vickrey) Johnson in Princeton, IL. He was united in marriage to Corinna Youngman on December 6, 1997 in Davenport, IA. He worked for many years as a maintenance engineer for various manufacturing companies and hotels before retiring. He was an honest hardworking soul that took great pride in all of his crafts and taught others to do the same.
Kendall was an incredible man with an adventurous spirit who lived on the edge of life. He had a kind word and handshake for everyone he met. He was a Mopar man and loved riding motorcycles. He loved to travel, explore and meet new people. Kendall was a member of the NRA, Horticultural Society, and he enjoyed going hunting, camping and fishing. In his younger years was a boy scout, ran the Bix many times and was very athletic. He was also an avid NASCAR, Chicago Cubs, and Dallas Cowboys fan. He truly enjoyed his music, concerts, Blue Grass Festivals and The Messiah. He was a true gentleman and a man of men.
Those celebrating his life are his loving wife, Corinna Youngman-Johnson; mother, Rita Johnson; in-laws, Bill and Donna Youngman; children: Richard Lee and Crys Johnson, Carrie and Nicholas Sallach; five grandchildren; best frineds, Matt Carpenter of California and Jim Cox of Davenport; and many extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Johnson; grandparents, Dale and Doris Vickrey; grandparents, Howard “Bampa” and Jeanette Johnson; aunt, Joan A. (Johnson) Tubbs; cousin, Tommy Tubbs, and twin great nephew and niece, Christian and Skylar Johnson; and best friend Tim Briggs.
The family would like to thank the Davenport Police, Paramedics, and staff at Genesis East, and all of his friends who helped him along his journey.