Johnnie Martin Richey was born March 11, 1935 in Monegaw Springs, Missouri to Art and Bessie Richey. He passed away on December 31, 2020.
He was born & raised in Monegaw Springs, Missouri where he enjoyed breaking & riding horses, farming, hunting, fishing, & being outdoors. He worked burying telephone cable, logging, & farming.
Johnnie was married to Patricia Carriker on August 10, 1974 & they were married happily for 31 years until her passing on January 14, 2006. This Union was blessed with 5 stepchildren, Candy, Geraldine, Tina, Bud, & Tammy.
They moved to ElDorado Springs in 1975 where they ultimately purchased a farm, which was one of his passions. He loved taking care of the farm, which included raising horses, cattle, sheep & chickens. While in El Dorado he worked for many years at Barrington Manufacturing and taking care of the farm. After retirement he enjoyed mowing lawns & doing woodwork (His famous Bird & Dog Houses) & spending time with family.
During this time as well, they raised grandchildren; Shawna Coyler, Dustin Trent, Lance Carriker and Dale Carriker as their own. All of the grandchildren affectionately call him “Poppie”.
Johnnie was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, uncle and friend to all. He was one of the hardest working and giving people you would ever meet & would do anything to help family and friends. No doubt he is surrounded by love ones in Heaven.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Art & Bessie; wife, Patricia; sisters, Opel, Otha and Mary; brother, Irvin; daughters, Candy and Geraldine and grandsons, Dustin and Aaron.
Johnnie is survived by his sister, Georgie; children, Bud, Tina and Tammy; son-in-law, Steve; grandchildren, Danny, Shawna, Steven, Kenneth, Dennis, Lance, Dale, Kiersten, Morgan and Haley; great grand children, Tyler, Megan, Jarren, Courtny, Jimmy, Darla, Grace, Chris, Diana, Tiffany, Emma, Tate, Drew, Jaxx, Denise and Garrett; great-great grandchildren, Lucas and Heavenly, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.