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Troy Jay Johnson

Oct. 31, 1959 – Feb. 5, 2021

Troy Jay Johnson passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 on the Johnson’s family farm. He was born Oct. 31, 1959 in Herington, Kansas, the son of Elmer Allen and Jessie Louise (Ayers) Johnson. Troy graduated from Herington High School in 1978 and attended Dodge City Community College for two years where he played football. Troy was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad when he retired and loved to farm.

Survivors include his son, Mitch Johnson (Paige) of Kyle, Texas; two brothers, Todd Johnson of Mont Belvieu, Texas and Tim Johnson (Janette) of Austin, Texas; Julie Newbury, a lifelong partner of Herington, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Troy was 61 years old.

A funeral service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Herington, Kansas. A graveside followed at Woodbine Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Herington Wrestling Club in care of Yazel–Megli Funeral Home, 404 South Broadway, Herington, Kansas 67449 in memory of Troy Johnson. Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Troy at

Dickinson County News-Times

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Herington, KS 67449