Gary L. Johns

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November 25, 1948 - October 31, 2015
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Maryland Heights, MO

  • Visitation: Baue: Cave Springs
    • Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Funeral Service: Baue: Cave Springs
    • Saturday November 7, 2015 5:00pm
  • Cemetery: St. Charles Memorial Gardens

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    Johns, Gary Lawrence, of Maryland Heights, MO, died on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the age of 66. Loving husband of Deborah Johns; beloved son of the late Bernard and Delores Johns; devoted father of Adina (Dean) Hollingshead and Krista "Johns" Sakalauski; cherished grandfather of Kelsey, Luke, Skylar, and Kennedy; dear brother of Leland (Janis) Johns, Craig (Leanne) Johns, and Debbie Voss; and loving uncle, cousin, and friend to many.


    Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, in memory of Arthur Hagedorn or the American Cancer Society, in memory of Bernard Johns.

    Guestbook Entries

    1. Craig and Leanne Johns November 1, 2015 at 12:53 am - Reply

      candle 8Gary-We will miss you dearly. We are still in disbelief that you are gone from us in this life. We will pray for your soul in Heaven.

      Love, Craig, Leanne, Russell & James

    2. Cathi Hardesty November 1, 2015 at 8:00 am - Reply

      I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.
      From your family in Florida.
      Cathi Hardesty and Jeanne Bales

    3. Lisa Wieseman November 1, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

      candle 8Gary, you were always one of the funniest guys to be around. You always brought laughter to any occasion when you were around my sisters and brother. I am so glad that I had the luxury of meeting you and having some good times with you & Debbie as well as Krista. You will truly be missed. Debbie, Krista and Adina, keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers in the many days ahead. Make sure to lean on all of your family and friends for support, not to mention each other. They will definitely be your saving grace. Take it from someone who has definitely been where you all three have been.

    4. Vern and Cindy Aslin November 1, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

      candle 7Debbie Krista Adina, Our prayers are with you all. He was a wonderful person inside and out. If you all need anything please call. Just remember he will be with you all forever.

    5. Scott and Charlotte DeRuntz November 1, 2015 at 8:51 am - Reply

      candle 8I am so sorry for the loss of this great man, I have wonderful memories of Gary being so welcoming into his home. For a long stretch of time he always had a large group of crazy teenagers (me being one of them) at his house. He was ALWAYS kind and caring. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Love you guys. We will be out of town next week so will not be able to attend. So sorry.

    6. Dana Dowda November 1, 2015 at 8:53 am - Reply

      candle 8Aunt Debbie, Adina, and Krista,
      Our deepest sympathies go out to you. He was an amazing man and will be missed by our entire family. Please know that we are all here for you and hope that we can be a source of comfort and peace to you. We will miss him very much and are lucky to have the amazing memories of having such an amazing uncle!

    7. Duane Boyd November 1, 2015 at 9:15 am - Reply

      candle 2Debbie, I will be praying for your strength during this difficult time . One memory I have of your husband is from the Christmas party last year . When I got done playing the drums at the Christmas Party , Gary walked up to me and said, ” I have never heard no one play like that before “. He smiled and walked away laughing .

    8. Larry and Barb Aslin November 1, 2015 at 9:41 am - Reply

      candle 1We hold your family in our hearts and prayers ,,,,Gary will always be in our thoughts and we have wonderful memories of our time together and pretending to be adults while our children grew up in Dellwood…. Can not think of Gary without a smile on our faces….Love to all

    9. Gary Helm November 1, 2015 at 11:11 am - Reply

      candle 7Gary will be missed, enjoyed our time together at Boeing and our talks.

    10. The Dowdy Family November 1, 2015 at 11:47 am - Reply

      Many fond memories of this wonderful man may you watch over all of us and bless us. We know you will be watching down on all of your friends and family. This is not the end this is the beginning of your celebration of life. God bless

    11. Donna Stayton November 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Sorry for your loss .I always find comfort in believing everything that happens is in God’s hands and I trust in the Lord and his perfect plan. His love for you and your family faith and friends will see you through.
      Our Deepest Sympathy.
      Larry and Donna Stayton

    12. Deacon Sean Caveny November 1, 2015 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      Our deepest sympathy. Deacon Sean and Billie Caveny.

    13. Mike Becker November 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      candle 7Gary,
      You were an absolute joy to be around. Could always count on you for a laugh. You will be greatly missed.

    14. Beth, Jim and Katelyn November 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      Debbie, Adina and Krista, I never had the pleasure of meeting Gary. Reading the comments of others, I certainly missed out. Keep his memory alive by telling stories. They may make you laugh or cry. Cherish them. May all of the beautiful memories you hold bring peace to your hearts. Prayers to you all.

    15. Irene and Marc Seale November 2, 2015 at 6:17 am - Reply

      candle 5It was a pleasure to meet Gary at work. Our deepest condolences.

    16. Cammy J. Hudson November 2, 2015 at 9:02 am - Reply

      candle 7God bless you and keep you Gary. You were a bright character and your light will be missed.
      My condolences to the family. I pray that you have strength and find comfort in the fond memories of Gary’s antics and good heart.

    17. Bill Westbrook November 2, 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

      It was always a delight to work with Gary at Boeing. He always had a smile, and a funny joke or story. It is with sadness that we mourn his passing so quickly after his retirement. May the Lord comfort you in this time of loss.

      Bill and Lois Westbrook

    18. Ben Alcorn November 2, 2015 at 9:33 am - Reply

      candle 8Gary was a wonderful person and made work much more fun that it ever deserved to be. I hope the years of warm smiles and happy memories give you comfort during this tough time. You and your family are in our prayers.
      Ben and Joan Alcorn

    19. Carrie Hicks November 2, 2015 at 11:26 am - Reply

      candle 2I had the pleasure of getting to know Gary at work and he was always so happy and positive. He will be missed. I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Carrie

    20. Mary Raven November 2, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      candle 8Gary will be greatly missed! Rest in peace friend.
      Our deepest sympathy,
      The Raven Family

    21. Susan Checkett Heidemann November 2, 2015 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      Dear Lee and Jan, On behalf of our Aunt Betty, my brother, Kevin Checkett, and my sister, Donna Checkett, I’d like to offer our heartfelt condolences to you and the entire family. With love and prayers, Sue Checkett Heidemann

    22. Candy Van Rite November 3, 2015 at 8:30 am - Reply

      May God bless all of you, thinking of you all here in Wisconsin!
      Love to all my cousins and their families! May Gary’s memories bring you light and love! <3

    23. Richard "Doc" Humphrey November 3, 2015 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Gary was a unique individual at Boeing. But what should also be remembered, he stepped up and possibly saved another persons life in the cafeteria one day when a teammate was choking and Gary dislodged the obstruction. So sorry for the loss to the family.

    24. Richard fluchel November 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      I give you my deepest sympathy. We all share your sorry and pray for your easy recovery with the family. We loved Gary


    25. Tim Kickham November 4, 2015 at 8:05 am - Reply

      May Gary rest in peace. I remember him as a nice guy, who was fun to be around. He was nice enough to get my brother, Tom, a part time job during college. I know my dad always enjoyed going to Gary and Debbie’s house or Gary coming down to our house in Dellwood for a couple beers and conversation.

    26. Cindy Burns November 5, 2015 at 8:57 am - Reply

      candle 2I had the pleasure of getting to know Gary at work and he was always so happy and positive. He will be missed. I hope the years of warm smiles and happy memories give you comfort during this tough time. You and your family are in my prayers. Cindy Burns

    27. Craig Smith November 5, 2015 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      Gary, I’m gonna miss you! You were always a lot fun to be around. I will forever cherish the great times I had with you when we were hanging out. One of those times, was when we were out for the “Taste of Soulard” event a few years back. It was a blast! It seemed to be so natural for you to be able to get everyone around you to laugh and have a great time. You were and still are a great husband, father, friend and family man. I am honored and glad I’ve had the chance to know you and call you my friend.

      Until we meet again, Godspeed.

    28. Micheal wyland November 6, 2015 at 7:52 am - Reply

      Our thoughts and prayers go out to Debbie,ADina and Krista and also to the whole family. He was a fun guy to be around and he will be greatly missed. I’ll never forget sitting on your back deck having a few cold ones just b.s. with Larry,Tom and who ca n forget Charlie. We had some good times.

    29. Phillip Souders November 6, 2015 at 8:11 am - Reply

      Gary was more than just a wonderful co-worker, he was a friend. We share in your loss and sadness. May God’s grace sustain you and give you peace. He is gone much too soon.

    30. IJ Siekmann November 6, 2015 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Gary will be missed. Enjoyed working with him at Boeing. It was always a pleasure talking with him.

    31. Michael and Beverly Compton November 6, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      candle 6You have our deepest sympathy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow.

    32. john harget November 6, 2015 at 6:15 pm - Reply

      Debbie, I am sorry and shocked to hear about Gary. Due to a prior commitment I wont be at the visitation. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.John Harget

    33. Bill and Pat Karabas November 7, 2015 at 7:41 am - Reply

      candle 7Debbie we are sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you and your family.
      It is hard to loose a love one,
      We all must remember that he is in a place now where there is no more pain and suffering and some day you will be together
      God bless you and comfort you in this difficult time.
      Bill K

    34. Colleen Kickham Shaw November 8, 2015 at 11:18 pm - Reply

      candle 6How lucky and blessed were we to have run into you Gary and your sweet family last St. Pat ‘ s Weekend. We left thinking how truly excited Gary was to see my dad after all of these years and we took lots of pictures. Truth is, you made my dad’s day. Krista, Debbie and Adina, lots of prayers being said for you.

    35. Russ Riley November 10, 2015 at 7:32 am - Reply

      So sorry to hear about the passing of Gary Johns. My thoughts and prayers go out to their family and friends. I went to College with Gary at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri. I remember all the great times playing cards with Gary Johns and Steve Foster. Eagle Nation has lost a fine football player, friend and person.

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