TOPEKA — Johnnie Ray Voiers, 66, Emporia, died Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka.
He was born Nov. 14, 1954, in Beckley, West Virginia, the son of Ray and Reba (Fazel) Voiers. He grew up in a coal mining family in Beckley, and at age 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver in the Transportation Department and was stationed at Fort Riley, Junction City. This is where he would make Kansas his home. After his military service, Johnnie continued to drive trucks for various trucking companies for over 33 years, until officially retiring in 2012.
On May 25, 1980, Johnnie was united in marriage to Sally J. Poertner at the Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar. They shared 10 years of marriage before Sally’s death on April 6, 1990. Johnnie married Amy Edwards, Jan. 6, 1995, in Ottawa. They later divorced.
Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sally J. Voiers; daughter, Sara Rae Voiers, in 2014; two brothers, Roger Hollingsworth and Joey Voiers; and a sister, Terry Hollingsworth.
He is survived by three daughters, Melissa Ann Graves (Darin), Ottawa, Annie Marie Seel (Chad), Topeka, and Jonnie Rae Voiers (Kurt Kitselman), Lyndon; three sons, Ray Anthony Voiers, Emporia, Carl Adam Voiers (Jamie Glenn), Lyndon, and Mark Alan Voiers (Alexandra Schubert), Emporia; 22 grandchildren, Michael, Alexis, Whitney, Stevie Ray, Gavin, Brayden, Madison, Anthony, Xavier, Adalynn, Natalie, Gemma, Boston, Taylor, Jaedyn, Dominic, Kiera, Tristan, Alley, Trisha, Bella and Chloe; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial visitation with family will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon. A private family inurnment will take place at Vassar Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.
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