Johnie Allen Poznich, 72, of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Weir, Kan., died early morning on Sunday, July 20, 2008, at his home.
Johnie was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Mulberry, Kan., to Paul and Amelia (Hacin) Poznich. He attended area schools, graduating from Weir High School with the class of 1953. He went on to attend PSU for 1 year.
Johnie served his country in the United States Naval Reserve. He was honorably discharged.On Feb. 13, 1958 in Weir, Kan., he married Betty Pierson. They later divorced. On April 25, 1998, he married Roxine Hufstedler in Weir, Kan. She survives of the home.
Johnie was an entrepreneur. He was also a musician most of his life. He was the co-owner of Antique Records, of Pittsburg, Kan.
He was a farmer. Johnie was a pipe fitter for many years, working at BF Goodrich for 18 years. He belonged to the local union No. 664/No. 441. He also belonged to the American Legion, where he played the trumpet for many years for funerals. Johnie had his pilot license and flew for many years.
Johnie was of the Catholic Faith.
Survivors include his sons John L. Poznich and his wife Shay of Austin, Texas, and William Poznich of Houston, Texas; daughters Susan and Fawn Poznich both of Houston, Texas, and Denise Poznich of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; brother George Poznich of Houston, Texas, and sister Evelyn Naccarato of Weir, Kan.; step-sons David Everett, of Fort Scott, Kan., Dwayne Everett and his wife Jamie, of Indiana, and John Needham and his wife Lorinda, of Mapleton, Kan.; step-daughters Sarah McQueen, of Fayetteville, Ark., and Fara Needham of Wichita, Kan.; along with 9 grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Johnie was preceded in death by his parents and brother Paul Poznich.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St in Weir, Kan., with Fr. Chrysostom Ah Maung officiating, where the Weir American Legion will have flag folding ceremonies. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. Friends may call the funeral home any time today. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m., today at the funeral home, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
E-mail condolences may be left at our Web site www.bathnaylor.com. The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the SEK Humane Society and/or American Diabetes Association. Memorial may be left at or mailed to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St. in Weir, KS 66781.