Johnny Dantzler

August 9, 1952 — July 16, 2021

Johnny Dantzler

Johnny B. Dantzler passed away July 16, 2021.

Johnny Dantzler was born on August 9, 1952 to Julie (Dantzler) McCaleb and John Dock, in Mississippi.  He  graduated from George Washington Carver High School and later continued his education at Iowa Central Community College where he studied mechanical engineering.

In 1985, Johnny did some mechanic work for a young lady named, Robin.  The two would go on living life after the  encounter.  Their paths crossed later in life and the two found that they enjoyed each others’ company.  On July 4, 2005 they were united in marriage.

Johnny worked several jobs throughout his life.  Most of his career was spent working as a machinist for Parr Manufacturing and helping to renovate  Riverview  for Polk County.  In 2016, Johnny retired but continued to stay busy fishing, playing dominoes, working on cars and traveling to Mississippi when he could. He also enjoyed the peace and solitude of being at home.  Whether he was watching sci-fi movies or simply taking a moment to relax and listen to some blues; Johnny enjoyed being at home.  Johnny was also an excellent cook, specializing in smoked meats.

On July 16, 2021, Johnny made his final transition.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Julie McCaleb and J.B. Dock; sisters, Nancy Brown and Diane Rose Bennett; and brothers, Harris Dock and Joe Larry Dantzler.

Left to cherish Johnny’s memory is his wife, Robin Dantzler; daughters, Shelice Lockman; and Myka Dae; grandsons, Davion Lockman, Devon Lockman, Xzander Rollen and Xzavier Clark; great-grandchildren, Zaniyah, Zavion Clark and Xzander Rollen Jr.; sister, Glenda Bennett; brothers, Charles Dock, J. W. Dock, James “Jimmy” Dock, Patrick Dock and Jake “Boonie” Dock and a host of other relatives and friends.

*This service will be made available via Facebook Live on the Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home's Facebook page (@hendersonsfuneralhome) on Monday, July 26, 2021 beginning at 1pm.  Please "Like" or "Follow" our page for access.

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Visitation

Monday, July 26, 2021

12:00 - 1:00pm

New Beginnings Full Gospel Family Church

555 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313

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Memorial Service

Monday, July 26, 2021

Starts at 1:00pm

New Beginnings Full Gospel Family Church

555 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313

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