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Granville Lynn Bohannan

September 25, 1925 - February 3, 2021


Granville Lynn Bohannan died Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at age 95. He was born in Brownfield, TX on September 25, 1925 to J. C. And Lou Bohannan.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Milton; his wife, Katherine (Katie); brother, Harold; sister, Sue Mann, and sister, Mary Mauldin.


Survivors include step daughter Kathy Denton (Bryan) of Spring Hill, KS, step grandson Abram Denton (Monica), great step grandchildren Liam and Alaina Denton of Paola, KS, daughter, Sherilyn Beal (Mike) of Lago Vista, TX; granddaughter, Karen Miller of Leander, TX, and great grandson, Wesley Miller; brother, Jerry Bohannan of Albuquerque, NM and sister, Dorothy Maxwell (Dwayne) of Placitas, NM, and several nieces and nephews.


He graduated from Lovington (NM) High School in 1943 and left home to work in the business of oil exploration for General Geophysical where he worked until he joined the Army and served 1945-1946.  He then went back to the oil exploration business, later working for Petty Ray Geophysical, where he worked until he retired in 1985 and settled in Ruidoso, NM.  He worked all over the world from the US, South America, Africa, to the Middle East.  He loved to travel, and when he met Katie, they soon married and traveled together by car, plane, and RV. They moved from Ruidoso to Overland Park in 1997 where they enjoyed their family and entertaining friends, and, of course, traveling. 


Bo also enjoyed the many family gatherings we had, and spending time with the grandchildren. He loved to fix and build things. One of his fun memories was building a chicken coop with his stepdaughter Kathy and then hearing about all the subsequent chicken stories that followed. Granville was very outgoing and enjoyed living the last 13 years of his life with Katie at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park where he had many friends.


Sara Kuhn Feb 15 ,2021


I met Bo and Katie when I worked at Tall grass Creek. They were so cute together and I always enjoyed Bo's stories. My deepest sympathies to your family.