Johnnie Wayne Novotny, 69, passed away in Stillwater on Sunday, August 8th, 2021. Funeral services will be held on August 14th at the Highland Cemetery.
Johnnie was born on June 29th, 1952 in Pawnee to John Mathie Novotny and Frances Elizabeth (Brogan) Novotny. He attended and graduated from Pawnee Schools and completed 2 years of diesel mechanics at Okmulgee Technical School.
Johnnie married Angelia Gardner on March 30th, 1973 in Skedee Methodist Church. They moved to Liberal, Kansas for a short time before moving and settling down a short distance from where they were raised. The couple had and raised three children (one Momma’s perfect boy, one border line genius/Daddy’s shadow, and one Daddy’s girl who could do no wrong). He enjoyed driving his UTV in the Colorado Mountains, teaching grandkids about the joys of fixing things, and watching his grandkids compete in sports. He worked hard his whole life, 15 years for Halliburton in Fairfax, OK and finally retired from Conoco Phillips in Ponca City, OK after 22 years.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 48 years, Angelia Novotny of Pawnee, his son John Novotny and wife Tara, his son Trent Novotny and wife Amanda, and his daughter Michelle Turner and husband Jeremey. Also surviving are grandchildren (Kindi, Kaylla, Kolbe, Cammi, Teagan, Aiden, Brody, Kanen, Kirsi, Aspen, and ‘Lil John who is on his way, his sister Donna Vigil of Pawnee, brother James “Dink” Novotny of Pawnee, and brother Floyd Novotny of Ponca City.
Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents, John and Frances Novotny.
Funeral services will be officiated by Rev. Russell Hughes at a graveside service at Pawnee Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made to the “Johnnie Novotny Memorial Fund” at First Bank and Trust in Pawnee. Proceeds will go to the Pawnee High School Baseball and Softball programs.