John E. Williamson, age 76, of Johnson, Kansas died January 14, 2014 at Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson, Kansas. He was born July 17, 1937 at Cedar Vale, Kansas, the son of Alfred Edmon and Evelyn Pauline (Mattocks) Williamson.
John grew up in Syracuse, Kansas and graduated from Syracuse High School. He attended Garden City Community College and served 10 years in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the Syracuse Police Department and moved to Elkhart, Kansas to serve as Chief of Police. He then moved to Johnson, Kansas in 1974 and worked as a Parts Manager at L&N Engine before working at Cities Service Gas for 21 years as a Senior Operator. After retiring he worked in the Clubhouse at Prairie Pines Golf Course in Johnson. He enjoyed shooting, bowling, golfing, fishing and playing Dominos.
He married Earlene F. Nairn on August 16, 1970; she preceded him in death on May 16, 2000.
Survivors include one son, Rick Williamson and wife Cindy of Johnson, Kansas; three daughters, Shari King and husband Ron of Eskridge, Kansas, Robin Heckel and husband Greg of Ulysses, Kansas, Joni Hale and husband Clint of Clarksville, Tennessee; one brother, Jim Williamson and wife Anita of Garden City, Kansas.; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation: 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson, Kansas.
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church, Johnson, KS with Pastor Kurt Rovenstine officiating.
Interment: Stanton County Cemetery with Military Rites by VFW Post #3684.
The family suggests memorials be given to Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.