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Derek Johnson

Derek Lee Johnson, age 48, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019. He was born May 22, 1971, in Grand Junction, CO. Derek grew up in the Colorado Springs area, where he played football and was a member of the wrestling team. The family moved to Aurora, MO and in 1989 Derek graduated from Aurora High School with multiple awards and honors for his football talents. He went on to play collegiate football for Central Methodist University on an athletic scholarship. Derek was a member of the Glaziers Union in Springfield where he enjoyed friendships with his fellow co-workers. He attended Fellowship Baptist Church in Aurora. He was a proud father and loved his daughter above all. Survivors include: His daughter, Moriah Johnson of Springfield; his mother, Bonnie Johnson of Aurora; his father, Donald Johnson of Aurora; a sister, Marci Dawson of Aurora; a niece, McKenna Dawson; and a nephew, Greg Maddocks. His wife, Casey Hough-Johnson preceded him in death as well as a step-son, Scotty Altic. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM Tuesday, June 25, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Derek's name may be made to C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue.

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Jessica Layton Jun 26 2019 12:00 AM

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Jessica Layton Jun 26 2019 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. We were in a mutual Facebook widow group.

Wilma Cagle Jun 26 2019 12:00 AM

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Linda Kaye Jun 26 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family we enjoyed having him in our widower group

Melissa Thomas Jun 26 2019 12:00 AM

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Melissa Thomas Jun 26 2019 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones. In our widowed community, we are especially sensitive to loss and to the ripples it can create to those family members and loved ones who have to carry on. Please know we all have you in our thoughts and in our hearts as you go through this very difficult time. You're all in my prayers.

Lisa Head Jun 25 2019 12:00 AM

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