Tracey Johns

Tracey W. Johns, 47, of Dexter, passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

Cremation has been effected. A celebration of life is at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Ryan Nichols will officiate.

A memorial in Tracey’s name has been established for the Wounded Warriors. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences can be made at

Tracey was born Dec. 9, 1973 to Tommy D. and Linda (Demaree) Tannehill in Arkansas City. Tracey grew up and attended schools around Arkansas City and Dexter.

He married the love of his life, Staci Bruner, at 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 22, 2011. They made their home around the Arkansas City and Dexter area. Tracey worked for Bettis Asphalt and was recently promoted to superintendent. Prior to Bettis Asphalt, he worked for APAC for many years. He loved to operate all of the heavy equipment and he took great pride in the work that he did. Tracey had an enormous impact on his co-workers from both companies that he worked for.

Tracey was an extremely hard worker at work and at home. He enjoyed working on and fixing things around his property while enjoying an ice-cold Budweiser with his close friends. He could fix just about anything that needed fixing. He also enjoyed fishing and had a passion for music. Whether it be singing karaoke, playing the drums or just enjoying good company with friends, he absolutely loved listening to music. Most of all, Tracey cherished his wife, Staci, his family and his close friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Tracey was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Robert L. Bruner; and a brother, Michael Merchant.

Survivors include his wife, Staci, of the home; children, Garrett Johns, of Ponca City, Okla., Aaron Johns, of Wichita, Shelbi Clark and husband, Kevin, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Bristy Greider, of Dexter; grandchildren, Avery Clark and Harrison Michael Johns; aunt and uncle, Jay T. and Jody Tannehill, of Arkansas City; mother-in-law, Connie Osier, of Sun City, Ariz.; and his dogs, Rocco, Argus, Bandit and most of all, Princess Chassey.