OBITUARY

Christopher "Buck" Andrew Johnson

September 14, 1978October 12, 2020
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Christopher “Buck” Andrew Johnson, 42, of Kansas City, KS, passed away on Monday October 12, 2020. He was born September 14, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Piper High School in 1997 where he was Class and Stucco President. His senior year he was elected to the Piper School Board, the youngest person to date to have a seat. He even appeared on Fox Network with Bill O’Reilly where he was interviewed about having the position. Throughout high school he played baseball where he was catcher and was a member of the football team. During high school he worked at the Woodlands race track and WYCO Sports where he was an umpire. He played for the American Legion Competitive teams all through high school. Buck later went on to coach the American Legion baseball team, the Cannons, for several years as well. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2002 with a major in Political Science. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He went to work for College Pro Painters where he was able to pay his way through college. That experience led him to being able to run business franchises in painting and moving up the ranks. At one point he had the title of Vice President of College Pro Painters. Buck went on to work for the parent company CertaPro Painters where he had the title of General Manager. He traveled frequently for his work and at one point lived in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma before moving back to Kansas City. He was currently working for Lighthouse Painting where he was the Sales and Marketing Specialist.

Buck always had a passion for baseball and coached the local high school team at one point as well as his nephew’s. He always had a game on the television whether it was college sports, NFL, or MLB. Buck loved anything Royals and K-State. He was passionate about politics. He loved spending time with family and adored all of his nieces and nephews. Buck had the ability to make friends wherever he went. If you personally didn’t know Buck you probably knew someone that did.

Christopher is preceded in death by his grandmothers Leota Manuel and Annabelle Johnson; grandfathers George Manuel and Douglas Harrington; biological father Fred Bole; and niece Haylie Boatwright.

He is survived by his parents Patti and David Johnson of Kansas City, KS; sister Ashley(Austin) Muskopf of Lenexa, KS; sister Sarah(Joseph) Boatwright of Bonner Springs, KS; grandfather John Johnson of Bonner Springs, KS; uncle Kaler Bole of Kansas City, MO; aunt Susan Bole Skinner of Phoenix, AZ; aunt Mary Bohmke of Edmonds, WA; his beloved dog Samuel Adams; nine nieces and nephews who he adored; and many friends.

In lieu of flowers a Go Fund Me account has been set up for a scholarship at Piper High School under Christopher “Buck” Johnson.

A tribute from Buck's special friend, Robert Seetin can be accessed at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10jgE3mXAJOcxRd5C0D0IhgGUS_-pP_6I/view?usp=drive_web

The full video of Buck's Service can be viewed here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3388824494519016&id=313113968740402

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joe Boatwright, Pallbearer
  • Cory Powell, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Lynnes, Pallbearer
  • Jared Moreland, Pallbearer
  • Brian Fotovich, Pallbearer
  • John Fotovich, Pallbearer
  • Derek Dietz, Pallbearer
  • Aaron Medved, Pallbearer
  • Ayden Johnson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rob Seetin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Matt McClung, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bob Liu, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Graham Dessert, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eric Anaya, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Piper High School Scholarship

Services

  • Drive-up Visitation

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • Virtual Funeral Service

    Friday, October 23, 2020

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Christopher "Buck" Andrew Johnson

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Jerry Ohmes

October 20, 2020

First let me say I am so sorry for your family's loss. Buck was always a blast to be around. He could always make you laugh and was always in good spirits. He showed me around at KSU even before I knew him that well but we become buds right off the bat. Great guy and it's so sad to see him go so soon. He will be missed.

Georgia and Kerry Howlett

October 20, 2020

Well I didn’t know Christopher very well. I was very much In awe Of all he accomplished in Piper in his life span. He was truly a special person

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