‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Brian's visitation.

Brian Keith Johnson

Brian Keith Johnson, 56, passed away on December 30, 2019, in Moberly, MO. Brian was born on May 1, 1963, in Northfield, MN, to Eugene and Ardene Johnson, the third of their five children. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Harbor City, CA, then Canby, OR, and Riverside, CA. He attended Norte Vista High School in Riverside, CA, and was honorably discharged from the US Air Force in 1981. He met and loved Margaret Davis, and together they had two sons. In 2004 he moved to Moberly, MO, to be close to his parents and siblings. In the last ten years, his relationship with his long-time friend, Carol Francis, grew into a loving bond. He worked a variety of jobs in the family business, construction, lawn care, and cable installation. He was a genius who enjoyed the logic of circuitry and the mysteries of history, as well as working with his hands. But his favorite pastime was provoking debates on politics, religion, human rights, and other controversial topics. Brian was gruff, yet loved deeply and had compassion for others and animals. Brian is survived by his father, Eugene O. Johnson of Moberly, MO; his sons, Alexander D. Johnson and Nicholas E. Johnson both of Menifee, CA; his beloved grandchildren Seth and Avalon Johnson of Menifee, CA; his partner, Carol Francis of Norco, CA; his brothers, John A. (Jullie) Johnson, Thomas E. (Teresa) Johnson, and Michael D. (Kozue) Johnson, all of Moberly, MO; his sister, Rachelle A. (Kevin) Freese of Platte City, MO; and several nephews, nieces, and a great-niece. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ardene M. (Gerdts) Schab of Moberly, MO; and his love, Margaret R. Davis of Riverside, CA. Following Brian’s wishes, the family will be having a small, private memorial. Condolences can be sent to Million-Taylor Funeral Home. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Brian Keith Johnson please visit our Sympathy Store.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Brian Johnson, please visit our flower store.


A candle was lit in memory of Brian Johnson

Lainee Mar 31 2021 12:00 AM

I lived in your home when you were just a little guy. For a time you were my brother and I loved you and your siblings. I wish for you a great adventure. I wish for your family peace.

Lainee Mar 31 2021 12:00 AM

Well, a here's 1 memory of 1000...Brian decided to take me horseback riding at the stables in NORCO CA. He wanted to see if I could really ride a horse. So, we got all saddled up and OFF WE WENT!!! Brian was so tall, his feet dragged on the ground, the horse got mad and shot back to the barn. We laughed alot. Brian was n is my TALL cowboy forever.

Carol Francis Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

Brian is a true and dear friend whom I am missing deeply, having known him since we were young lads and sharing in so many adventures and childhood mischiefs along with his two older brothers John and Tom. Thank you for inviting me into your family, Brian. Thank you for being my friend. I miss you man. -Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson Jan 9 2020 12:00 AM