Johnnie C. Sterkel was born January 7, 1946 in Oklahoma City to George and Emily Sterkel. He passed away on December 30, 2020. He was a 1964 graduate of Harding High School, served in the U.S. Army for three years stationed in Italy. As a civilian he worked for The City of Oklahoma City Water Department for 22 years retiring in 1994. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Eileen Singley and his brother, George Jr. He is survived by his sister Barbara of Missouri, four sons, three daughters and their spouses. He leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.