DECEMBER 24, 1928 – MARCH 7, 2017
Our Dad, Bob Johnson, was born Robert Emmett Johnson to Emmett and Dolores Johnson on December 24, 1928 in Evansville, Indiana. Dad went home to our Lord and Savior March 7, 2017 at 6:35 AM.
Dad’s two children are Diane Johnson Crews and R. Bruce Johnson. Diane resides with her husband, Jack in Temple, TX. Bruce resides with his wife Lisa, in Volente, outside Austin, Texas. Dad’s six grandchildren are Andrew, Courtney, Amanda, Rebecca, Clay and Kaely; and one great-granddaughter Madden. Dad is also survived by two sisters Carol Jean Primm of Evansville, IN, and Pat Roessler of McMurray, PA. Dad graduated from Bossy High School in Evansville, Indiana in 1946 where he was the drum major. He attended Evansville University and received an Engineering Degree from Purdue University. Dad was a member of Gethsemane Methodist Church in Houston for over 50 years and a member of the Gethsemane Chancel Choir for many years.
Dad worked at Honeywell in Houston, where he met his wife Virginia McAllister Johnson. (Mom) He was a Principal at Bovay Engineers and also worked at Page Sutherland Page, both in Houston.
After Dad lost our Mom to breast cancer in 1994, he gained the love of his late second wife, Nell Goetz Johnson, and her family. Dad has five step-children, Greg, Grady, Gretchen, Paula and Gina, and 16 step-grandchildren, and two step great-grandchildren, who all called Dad, Grand Bob.
After Nell’s passing Dad gained f the love of his companion, Georgia Lawson, for the last 11 years; her daughter Debbie, and Debbie’s daughters, Arianna and Kayla.
Visitation is Friday, March 17th, 7 PM to 9 PM, Earthman SW, 12555 S. Kirk wood Rd. Stafford TX. His Funeral is Saturday March 18th 11am at Gethsemane – St. Luke’s Methodist 6856 Bellaire Blvd. Visitation 10am to 11am. Graveside Service 6pm the 18th 8575 Airport Rd Temple TX 76502