Bobby Gene “Bob” Johnson was born September 12, 1932 on a farm northwest of Alva to Burrel and Dorothy Herndon Johnson and passed from this life on September 28, 2018 in Alva. Bob’s family moved to a farm northwest of Waynoka and he attended a country grade school, Cottonwood, then he went to high school in Waynoka. After his graduation in 1951 he enrolled in Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater where he met his future wife, Norma June Hill. Bob and Norma were married June 22, 1952 by Rev. Keller in Cherokee. They made their home in Wichita where Bob worked as a machinist until February 1953 when he was drafted by the U. S. Army. He spent the next two years as an Army Military Policeman. After his discharge he returned to the machinist job in Wichita and then enrolled in Oklahoma State University School of Engineering. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1960 and was hired by Boeing in Wichita as a Materials and Process Engineer. He retired from Boeing in 1994 at which time he and Norma made their home in Amorita, Oklahoma where Norma had gone to school. Her neighbor and friend had stood with us when we married in 1952 and had recently lost her husband and was a great friend when Norma was ill. Bob and Norma were married fifty-two years. Bob and Juanita Angle were married October 24, 2004 and were married thirteen years during which time they enjoyed several years of RVing in Colorado, Arkansas and Missouri. They attended the Amorita Community Church until it closed. Then they attended and joined Driftwood Christian Church.
Bob served as sexton of Bethel Cemetery for many years, taking pride in its appearance. He was a member of American Legion Post #0033. Bob loved flowers, growing them and tomatoes.
Those who preceded Bob in death include his first wife, Norma; his parents, Burrel and Dorothy Johnson; his sister, Mary Lockhart; his brothers, Jack Johnson and Kenneth Johnson and sister, Mona Sims.
Bob is survived by his second wife, Juanita Johnson of Amorita; sister, Rebecca King of Enid; sister-in-law, Ida-Bell Johnson of Shawnee; step-daughter, Becky Schubert and husband, Wes of Shawnee; step-son, Larry Angle and wife, Phoebe of Amorita; step-granddaughters, Amy Dudleson and husband, Mike, Amber Kirk and husband, Jace and Shannon Angle; step-grandson, Kelsey Angle; nine step-great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ben Hill, Doyle Hill, Roger Hill, Pat Hill McLaughlin and Dorothy Hill Reed.
Funeral service for Bob will be Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Driftwood Christian Church. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Amorita. Viewing will be Monday 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Cemetery Association through the funeral home.