Archive for Wednesday, April 24, 1991


April 24, 1991


Services for Johnny B. Ezell, 58, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Sidney Cemetery near Linwood.

Mr. Ezell died Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following an apparent heart attack.

He was born Jan. 29, 1933, in Van, Tex., and grew up in Linwood. He had lived in Lawrence since 1960, when he moved here from Flagstaff, Ariz.

Mr. Ezell was a builder and developer in Lawrence and owned and operated J.B. Ezell Construction Co. Inc. of Lawrence. His company built many residential homes and commercial buildings in Lawrence and Douglas County.

Mr. Ezell was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He also was a member of the Lawrence Free Methodist Church, and formerly had been active in the Great Plains Conference of the Free Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn., a former member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce board of directors and was a founder and first president of the Lawrence Homebuilders Assn.

He married Nancy Jamison on Aug. 17, 1952, in Linwood. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Dana Ezell, Lawrence, and Leisa Lowry, Denver; two sons, Brian, and John Neal, both of Lawrence; a brother, Richard, Perry; two sisters, Connie Fleckenstein, Nacogdoches, Tex., and Margaret Berry, Topeka; a stepsister, Edith Mae Davenport, Harrison, Ark.; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Free Methodist Church or to the local American Red Cross blood drive. Memorials may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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