Johnnie Franklin Harris

Johnnie Franklin Harris, age 87, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Ozark Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Johnnie was born March 26, 1934, in Keota, Missouri, the son of Lee B. and Birtie (Riley) Harris.

Johnnie served his country proudly in the United States Army.

On September 6, 1958, in Bevier, Missouri, Johnnie was united in marriage to Wilma Drew.  They shared over 63 years of marriage together at the time of his death.

Johnnie was employed as a baker for the Tastee Bread Company for 23 years.  He continued his work with Cargill for another 10 years.  In his spare time, Johnnie loved spending days outdoors, whether he was working around the yard, fishing, or gardening.   He grew beautiful flowers that he enjoyed tending to.

Johnnie was a loving husband and a caring father and grandfather to his children and their families. 

Johnnie is survived by his wife Wilma; his son, Steve Harris, of Macks Creek, Missouri; his daughters, Carolyn Young, and husband, Geoff, of Tonganoxie, Kansas and Kelly Christensen, and husband, William, of Camdenton, Missouri; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brothers, Virgil Harris and wife, Erma, of Macon, Missouri and Robert Harris and wife, Opal, of Macon, Missouri; one sister, Delores Jones and husband, Kenneth, of Liberty, Missouri; along with many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Birtie Harris; his brothers, James Harris and Harold Harris; and a sister, Sarah Harrison.

Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri. The family will welcome friends for visitation from 12:00-1:00 pm at the funeral home.