He was born Sept. 28, 1926, at Morehead, to Bill and Mille Karnes. He was a lifelong Pittsburg area resident.
He worked as a truck driver for Pepsi Cola for 21 years, and was later employed as a crusher operator for Kunshek Chat & Coal for 28 years, retiring in 1986.
He married Kathy Stephenson on Jan. 29, 1980 at Frontenac. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include a son, Johnnie Millard of Leavenworth; two daughters, Tina Coles of Weir and Tammie Albright of Atchinson; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Opal Smith of Franklin. .
He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 at the Brenner Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Jeff Rhodes offciating. Burial will be in the Crocker Cemetery, southeast of Pittsburg. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the Brenner Mortuary Chapel where friends may call after noon today to sign the register.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St.
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