Dwayne “Papa” Johnson

Dwayne “Papa” Johnson

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Dwayne Johnson, 54, Independence, MO passed away September 4, 2012.  Memorial services weill be held 11 am Saturday, September 8, 2012 12 Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri.  A visitation will be held 11am-12PM prior to the memorial services at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society.  Mr. Johson was born November 24, 1957 in Lee’s Summit, MO.  Dwayne lived in Independence Missouri and  graduated from William Christman 1976.   He held the state for high jumping for 6’8″ until just a couple years ago.  Dwayne worked for the City of Independence for 28 years, with a couple years at Armco Steel.  He retired from Ford Motor Company in 2007.  He met his wife in 1976 and took on her 3 children as his own. They have been together for 36 years.  They would have been married 22 years in November.
He was loved by all.  He was Papa to seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren who he was over the moon for.  He was named Papa by his first grandchild Donesha, and it stuck.  Everyone called him Papa.  Every person who met him loved him.  He had a big heart and was a kind man.  Every child who came in his life, he played Papa to.  You don’t ask Nana, you ask Papa, he will let you have anything.  :)  We couldn’t take him anywhere he either didn’t make a friend or know someone already.  When working at George Owens Nature Park for the City, he met hundreds of people in his 19 years there.  Never did I hear of anyone complaining of this wonderful man with a smile for everyone. He was preceded in death by his parents; Rufus Hill and Alberta Johnson;  his beloved Aunt Baba, Leona Moses.  And many others.
Survivors include; his wife, Sherie Johnson Independence; his children, Shelly Campbell-Butcher, Blue Springs, John Campbell, Blue Springs, and Misty Campbell-Wilmes, Excelsor Springs; his grandchildren, Donesha Baylis, D’Juan Baylis, Ashleigh Wilmes, Sabrina Campbell, Zachary Wilmes, Austin Campbell, Adriana Campbell;  his two great grandchildren, Lilith Baylis and Drake Baylis; one sister; two brothers and many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Memorial Contributions: in lieu of flowers to help pay for funeral costs. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)

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  1. Jim and Twyla says:

    So sorry guys…our thoughts are with you…lean on God, he can carry heavy loads…love Jim and Twyla

  2. kym smith(tucker) says:

    My heart goes out to the family! So sorry for your loss! I remember bringing my daughter Toni over and you guys baby sat her! Boy,
    that was a many moon ago! Toni’s birthday is the same as Dwayne what a small world! Once again sorry for your loss!

  3. don donaldson says:

    i have know Dwayne since he was a kid,and later became family….he was a good man,and a good friend,may you rest in peace,and may God be with his extended family in this time of grief.

  4. Joyce Donaldson says:

    I always appreciated the way in which Duane treated us anytime we were in the home. He was friendly and welcoming. I apprecited the way he treated his wife and children. He cared about them and his home. I believe he was genuine. That is to be admired. So very sorry for your loss but know he is truly free now. Love to all of you.

  5. dave juergens says:

    so sorry for your loss…my heart and prayers go with you all- love dave

  6. Janie says:

    I didnt know him well…but i know he was a good man…love you all

  7. Heather says:

    My sincerest thoughts are with all the families…thinking of you all in this time and sending you hugs and love. So sorry for your loss.

  8. Lanny Coil says:

    I knew Dwayne from 1st grade through high school. He was an incredible human being and was loved by many. Sorry that I cannot attend. My condolences.

  9. carolyn Redmond-McCray says:

    My pray goes out to the family. He will be missed. He was a really sweet person. Rip… God bless.

  10. Clinton Robinson & Graceann Shepard says:

    Are condolences go’s out to the families of DWAYNE JOHNSON (aka) ..PAPA..He will be sadly sadly missed. Clinton (aka) buster. He has been my friend and brother for 50 of my 56 years…..rest in Peace
    my brother!!!!

  11. Tamecia Abbott (Johnson) says:

    I will be at your service but just wanted to say “Uncle Dwayne, I remember so many good times at your house when I was younger, good food, lots of toys, movies and games! I love you dearly and you will be missed!

  12. BONITA COPRIDGE (COPRIDGE FAMILY) says:

    Dear family, sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this time of bereavement. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. SONDRA SULLIVAN (SULLIVAN FAMILY) says:

    OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH THE ENTIRE FAMILY TO COMFORT YOU IN THE LOSS OF SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU & MAY HIS PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE BE A COMFORT TO YOU ALL. DWAYNE WAS ALWAYS A SPECIAL FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD & WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED WITH LOVE. ALLOW ME TO MENTION THAT HE WAS A TOP PROFESSIONAL UNI-CYCLE RIDER WITH GREAT SKILL, BALANCE, & POISE NEVER MISSING A BEAT!! HE ENTERTAINED BOTH ADULTS & CHILDREN FOR MANY YEARS. HE WILL BE MISSED, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!! R.I.P. MY DEAR FRIEND!!!

  14. Alversia Pettigrew says:

    To the family of Dwayne Johnson -You are in my prayers, and I ask that God gives you all comfort and the true meaning of “family coming together” during this time of bereavement. Dwayne was such a friendly person and, it was always a joy to talk with him. May he now find peace and joy – which passeth all understanding – as he is re-united with his parents and other loved ones, who have gone on before him.

  15. LaKisha Lopez-Martin says:

    Hey family I love y’all and praying for strength. God has us in His hands.

  16. Haywood (Mickey) Gentry & Family says:

    To the Johnson family Our deepest condolences in the lose of Dwayne. He was a special man and a great friend. He will be missed by many and was loved by all. May God give you comfort in the days that lay ahead.

  17. Lynn Saunders-Shuler says:

    I will miss you buddy!!! Asked about you the night before….hours later you were gone. Rest in Paradise Dwayne Johnson. Glad I got to see you the times I did when you came up on Hocker.

    To the family Sherrie, Misty, Chele, and John: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

  18. Ashliegh Wilmes says:

    I love you soo much Papa.
    Rest in Peace xoxoxo

  19. Ms. Lee Antwine says:

    I will forever remember my neighbor Dwayne & Sherie and the kid . My heart goes out to the family and friends of Dwayne Johnson .

  20. Laura Rice says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dwayne was such a nice person. My heart goes out to your family.

  21. austin campbell says:

    i luv u papa i love u very much. And i can still remember when u would say wat do they call me bubba and i would say big daddy dalicouse. i will love u and u will be in my heart forever papa i know u here with me by my side right now even though its not in huma form but spirtuly ur here by my side protecting us all. love u papa and always will xoxoxoxoxo- bubba.

  22. Veronica (Gayle) Morgan Dicker says:

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss of your loved one. I pray that you all will find peace and comfort in the good memories that he has left with you and that you shared together.
    You are all in our prayers.

  23. michelle lemens says:

    so sorry you had to go so soon dwayne. i’ll never forget the love he showed me as achild. i use to set outside and pretend to sell avon and dwayne always called me judith avon and asked me where was his lotion. love you dwayne and my prayers are with you all.