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“Brian was like a brother to me for the 7 years I worked with him and the years after. I have finally gotten to the point where talking about him...Read More »
1 of 53 | Posted by: Melissa Tokraks - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. The family and friends of Brian are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 53 | Posted by: Dawn Blanc - Florissant, MO

“OUR THOUGHTS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY. WE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY--WE JUST MUST BELIEVE HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE. HE Will BE REMEMBERED BY...Read More »
3 of 53 | Posted by: Dolly Eberline - Saint Louis, MO

“Brian was the bass player in my band for over a year......and, as a band, we (Jeff White, myself, and Brian) shared an apartment in Lancaster, PA....Read More »
4 of 53 | Posted by: Kristeen Young - New York, NY

“Last night in Charleston South Carolina at the Windjammer, my husband's band,Steel Petals, played their song "Own Your Heart" and dedicated it to...Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: Rebecca Narkiewicz - Charleston, SC

“Like any other kind of love, friendship can be lost within our lives due to neglect or anger or, sometimes, simply circumstances. However it is...Read More »
6 of 53 | Posted by: Julie - FL - friend from the past

“May the peace of God be with your family. May you forever hold on to our Heavenly Father's promise that we will meet again some day. Our Sincere...Read More »
7 of 53 | Posted by: Cheryl Whitfield - Saint Louis, MO

“May your heart and soul find peace and comfort at this time. My deepest condolence to you and the family!!! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.....Read More »
8 of 53 | Posted by: Amanda Lynn Weber - VA - Friend

“My family & I are aware of the tragic loss of Brian through a friend of ours who asked us to join him in prayer for your family. Our earnest thoughts...Read More »
9 of 53 | Posted by: Stinson Family

“When Tricia came up to my car as I pulled in the drive on Tuesday and told me the unspeakable news about Brian, for a moment my mind couldn't even...Read More »
10 of 53 | Posted by: The Stopp Family - Overland, MO

“I had the privilege of having Brian as my friend for over 20 years. Brian was always there for me and always had my back in every situation. I loved...Read More »
11 of 53 | Posted by: Bradley Krena - Saint Louis, MO

“Keeping your family in our hearts and prayers. Love, The Koeller Family ”
12 of 53 | Posted by: Gary and Sherry Koeller and Family - MO

“I have heard of this sad and senseless tragity through a friend of the grieving family. I wanted to share my condolences and let the family know we...Read More »
13 of 53 | Posted by: Michelle - Unknown

“My heart is broken. Our family, our lives are forever changed. We will miss Brian dearly but will remember and love him always. “It's so much...Read More »
14 of 53 | Posted by: Tricia - Overland, MO - Aunt

“Psalm 24 English Standard Version (ESV) The King of Glory A Psalm of David. 1 The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the...Read More »
15 of 53 | Posted by: MATT

“Hello- Although I do not know anyone in this family, my heart is saddened to hear this story. May God comfort you like only He can during this time...Read More »
16 of 53 | Posted by: Rhonda Frye - Ringgold , GA

“I did not have the pleasure of knowing this very kind looking man but know someone who did! I am so very sorry for this senseless tragedy and am...Read More »
17 of 53 | Posted by: Laura henry - st louis, MO

“I did not know Brian but a neighbor of his grandparents told me the story and I wanted to express my condolences for your loss. I pray in God's holy...Read More »
18 of 53 | Posted by: Katheryn LeBlanc - none

“I was sadden to hear the terrible news that such a senseless crime was committed and when I just learned it was the son of Bill & Kathy Johnson who...Read More »
19 of 53 | Posted by: Laurie Lackey - Grantwood Village, MO

“To Brian's family and his extended family at Imo's: We are so saddened by the senseless way this man was taken away from the people that loved him. ...Read More »
20 of 53 | Posted by: Ed Bellm Plbg. Co. - St. Louis, MO

“Our heart breaks at your loss. Draw streangth From Jesus. He knows your Pain, Anger,Confusion, Doubt and all of the plethora off emotions that flood...Read More »
21 of 53 | Posted by: Mike & Ellen Hickman - Overland , MO

“RIP Brian. I'm sorry it ended the way it did. You were a great friend and just an awesome person. You will truly be missed. ”
22 of 53 | Posted by: Stewart Panos - St. Louis , MO

“Things around imos will neva b the same Brian you will b missed ”
23 of 53 | Posted by: jarvis - saint louis, MO

“The Canavan family all knew and worked along side Brian. He was a great guy and will be missed by everyone that got the chance to get to know him. ...Read More »
24 of 53 | Posted by: Sandra Herbstreit (Canavan) - NV

“I've often wondered what became of you after you left the East Coast and went back to St. Louis, Brian. You were a fantastic bass player, and such a...Read More »
25 of 53 | Posted by: Howard Forbes - NYC, NY - Friend

“It was many years ago when I first met Brian. He could always make me laugh, and was one of the nicest people I've ever known. You will be grealy...Read More »
26 of 53 | Posted by: Julie Dickerson (Davis) - MO

“I worked with Brian for almost 10 years at the imos on Parker. I have many fond memories of working with him and I will greatly miss his smile. My...Read More »
27 of 53 | Posted by: Christina Kegley (canavan) - NV

“Brian Johnson was one of a kind. When he started working with me, we quickly became friends. The last few monthes, Brian would come over to my house...Read More »
28 of 53 | Posted by: Anthony Sbarboro - St. Louis, MO

“NOW YOU CAN BE TOP DRIVER UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN I AM SO SORRY THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED YOU DID NOT DESERVE THIS JUST REMEMBER YOUR IN A LOT HAPPIER PLACE...Read More »
29 of 53 | Posted by: jor - ST LOUIS, NE - FRIEND

“Cousin Kathy, Bill and Kris, Even though we never had the opportunity to meet Brian, we do know without a doubt that he is with his Savior in...Read More »
30 of 53 | Posted by: James, Maria, James-Andrew and Joseph Romero - CA

“Kathy,Bill and Kris, our thoughts and prayers are with you ”
31 of 53 | Posted by: tom and bette martin;debbi martin hoven and sandi martin casterl - MO

“I worked with Brian at Imo's in my early twenties. Brian was truly a great person to work with and know as an individual. My sympathies go out to...Read More »
32 of 53 | Posted by: Brian Shreckengost - MO

“"Helicopter!!!!! go round and round and round." "Attack of the knees!" These two phrases were how your Aunt Patricia introduced me to her beloved...Read More »
33 of 53 | Posted by: Rita - St. Louis, MO

“brian was like a brother to me! its still hard for me to process that he's actually gone he will be missed and NEVER forgotten i love you brian with...Read More »
34 of 53 | Posted by: ambert kish - saint louis, MO

“brian was a great guy wouldnt smash a fly you are gone but will NEVER be forgotten ”
35 of 53 | Posted by: jeremy houston - saint louis, MO

“BRIAN WILL ALWAYS BE MY VIP DRIVER. HE IS SO VERY MISSED ”
36 of 53 | Posted by: AMY PANOS - ST. LOUIS, MO

“You are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult of times. Jen ”
37 of 53 | Posted by: Jen Woodson - St. Louis, MO

“Kathy, Bill and Kris: While words cannot express how deeply saddened I am for your loss, I can only say that in this, the darkest of moments, please...Read More »
38 of 53 | Posted by: Gary Muenster - St. Louis, MO

“I hope someday you find peace knowing that Brian is in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dick ”
39 of 53 | Posted by: Dick Garretson - St. Louis, MO

“Peace and happiness to you Brian. My prayers to all of your family. ”
40 of 53 | Posted by: Maudie Fox - Dellwood, MO

“May you find peace and happines on your new life journey, Brian. Your influence is one I have carried with me for the better part of my adult life....Read More »
41 of 53 | Posted by: Stephanie Seehausen - MO

“My prayers go out to the entire family and all his friends. May Brian Rest In Peace. ”
42 of 53 | Posted by: Jamie Chaffin - Troy, MO

“Dear Johnson family, Please take comfort in knowing that Brian was loved by many. Let the Lord wrap you in His arms and comfort you in this...Read More »
43 of 53 | Posted by: NT - St Louis, MO

“I never got to meet Brian, but felt like I knew him through his sister Kris. She always had the best things to say about him. My love goes to the...Read More »
44 of 53 | Posted by: SKW - STL, MO

“Brian had the most unique sense of humor of anyone I've ever known. I met him when I was 15 and he was in my life for almost a decade. He's never...Read More »
45 of 53 | Posted by: Rebecca Narkiewicz - Charleston, MN

“Our sincere condolences to my cousin Kathy and her family. Hopefully you can be at peace knowing he is with God now. All our love to you. ”
46 of 53 | Posted by: Doris and Davidi Powell - FL

“I have known Brian for well over 20 years, he was like a brother to me as well as a dear friend to all that knew him, he will be sorely missed. Peace...Read More »
47 of 53 | Posted by: Robert Stewart - Taos, NM

“Unfortunately, I only knew Brian for a moment. What a lovely moment that was. He was a gentle, sweet soul and his quiet nature and lovely smile will...Read More »
48 of 53 | Posted by: H - Saint Louis, MO

“I worked with Brian for many years at the Imos on Parker Rd. I am very honored to call Brian my friend. His love for life , funny personality and...Read More »
49 of 53 | Posted by: Tim Bacon - St.Charles, MO

“Kathy, I never met your Brian but he was surely as vibrant as you are. His spirit is alive and well and no doubt wants you to know it too....so...Read More »
50 of 53 | Posted by: Cynthia Humphreys - Palm Desert, CA

“Bill, Kathy and Kris: Jacque and I are so sorry to hear about your loss and wish to convey our sincerest condolences. God bless and comfort you...Read More »
51 of 53 | Posted by: Craig M. and Jacque R. Hays - LA

“Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
52 of 53 | Posted by: Barbara Davidson - St. Louis, MO

“You and I shot water towers on our first road trip together. And I'll never forget how you mixed dirt in the dog's water bowl and declared that you...Read More »
53 of 53 | Posted by: Vera Trebilcock - Overland, MO


Johnson, Brian W., of St. Louis, Missouri, died on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the age of 39. Beloved son of Bill and Kathy Johnson; dear brother of Kris Johnson; cherished grandson of Vera Trebilcock; he is also survived by a large extended family and close friends. Brian was a longtime employee (more than 20 years) for Imo's Pizza. He was very musically talented and played the base guitar in local bands. Brian was a very genuine person, very kind and gentle. He had a great spirit and enjoyed helping people. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The BackStoppers https://backstoppers28304.thankyou4caring.org/donate