Robert Steven Johnson “Bob” and “Grandbob” was born April 19, 1950, in Roanoke, Virginia, and entered the most beautiful garden in Heaven on August 9, 2018. Bob attained his BS and MS from Virginia Tech. He was the retired Director of the Department of Social Services in Pamlico County. He made serving and taking care of others his whole career, as well as his lifestyle. He saved many children and adult victims from abuse during his long career. Most recently, he was blessed to serve as Deacon in his church at Albertson Missionary Baptist Church, where he also sang in the choir, was Sunday School director, Sunday School teacher, and worked with the Youth as he could. He also served as a Gideon in Lenoir County. He touched many minds and hearts and led by example. He taught love by showing love.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Gertrude Johnson, brother, Pittman Johnson, and his best friend (and Godfather to his children) Karl Fuller. He is survived by five siblings Leonard Johnson and wife Sandy, Kenny Johnson and wife Mary Lynn, Carol Kaye Johnson, Minerva Johnson Brenner, and Susan Johnson Cloeter and husband John, also, numerous nieces and nephews.
He leaves behind his loving wife and eternal singing partner of 44 years, Anne Humphreys Johnson, and three grateful & blessed children: April Suzanne Johnson Howard and husband, Paul of Pink Hill, Carol Kaye Johnson Taylor and Brian Jenkins of Deep Run, and Robert Steven Johnson II (Robb) and fiancée Chelsea DePoole of Bloomfield Hills, MI. Grandbob’s babies were his grandchildren who will miss him daily: Kaitlyn Suzanne Howard (Katie) and Brandon Potter, Bodie Knox Taylor, Anna Caroline Howard, Luke Whitford Taylor, Blaire Colby Howard, and Elena Drew Howard. Bob found peace in yard work, his greenhouse and taking care of his chickens, but always found joy in being husband, Daddy and Grandbob.
Bob’s Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home in Kinston, NC at 3:00 PM with visitation following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Youth Fund at Albertson Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 37, Albertson, NC 28508.