Jay Allen Johnson, 68 years old, passed away on December 5, 2020, surrounded by the love of his wife and three daughters in Kansas City, Kansas.
Funeral arrangements will follow in the Spring of 2021 and some of his ashes will be spread by his family at the ocean in Maryland.
Jay was born in LaCrosse, Kansas on October 8, 1952 to Robert and Edith Johnson and is survived by his two sisters, Denni and Kristi Johnson. Jay graduated from Montgomery Blaire High school in 1972. He also received his Associates Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Washburn University.
Jay was married to the love of his life on August 1, 1981 and they spent 39 beautiful years together. Jay and Anne had three daughters Katie Lee Harts (34), Andrea Jae Johnson (31), and Lindsey Margaret Johnson (29). Jay was an incredible role model and father to his daughters and was loved very much.
Jay worked as a Capital Hill Police officer in Washington DC and as a Federal Agent for the fraud department with Amtrak before he was married. After marriage he worked in Environmental Financing until retirement.
Jay loved being outdoors. He enjoyed snow skiing, being at the ocean, hunting, and traveling with friends and family.
Jay was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Wilson Johnson, his father Robert “Bob” Johnson, and his beloved dogs, Lady, Shep, and Mandy.
Jay is survived by his wife, Anne Jacques Johnson, his daughter, Katie Lee Harts, Son-in-law, Clayton Perry Harts, Grandson, Riley Gene Harts, Daughter, Andrea Jae Johnson, Daughter, Lindsey Margaret Johnson, Future Son-in-Law, Philip Martin Cole, and two cats, Fergie and KC. He is also survived by his two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the Oncology nurses at Kansas University Medical Center. Their love and support helped him and the family until the very end, for whom we will always be grateful.
Jay was a beloved father, husband, brother, son, uncle, and friend. His kindness, love, and laughter will always be remembered.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Cancer Society -Liver Cancer Research, or NNNDS Neurological Building for Central Pontine Myelinolysis
C/O American Cancer Society- Liver Cancer Research
American Cancer Society
PO Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
Or Research for Central Pontine Myelinolysis
C/O Central Pontine Myelinolysis
NINDS Neurological Building
PO Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Rest in Paradise Jay Allen Johnson, Until we meet again.