Robert L. “Bob” Johnson

Robert L. “Bob” Johnson, 75, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at his home. Mr. Johnson was born in Clarksburg, WV on April 22, 1944, the youngest son of the late Arthur E. and Lucille L. (Emlich) Johnson.

In addition to his parents Robert was preceded in death by his twin sister Lynda Carol Johnson, sister Betty Johnson, and brother Richard D. Johnson.

Mr. Johnson is survived by one brother Donald R. Johnson of Stonewood, WV as well as several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Bob was a graduate of Roosevelt-Wilson High School Class of 1962 and then graduated from Salem College in 1966. Throughout his life Bob was very active in sports, particularly basketball and baseball. During his senior year of high school, he was named All-State in basketball as well as being named a National High School Honorable Mention All-American in 1962. In college Bob earned All-Conference recognition for baseball. In 1968 he signed a professional baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bob went on to spend 34 years teaching and coaching in public and private schools, and then the last 15 years worked as a security officer at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia.

Family and friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home 329 E. Main Street Clarksburg, WV, on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 10am until the funeral hour at 12 Noon. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers Bob requested that donations be made to the Humane Society, from which throughout his life he received unconditional love from his four-legged friends.

  4 comments for “Robert L. “Bob” Johnson

  1. JerryMiller
    August 14, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Bob was our neighbor for over 15 years he was a great man who will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

    Jerry and Melissa Miller

  2. Shannon Wagner
    August 15, 2019 at 12:22 am

    I am saddened to hear this. He will be missed. But Bob is now out of pain and in a better place. I’m sure he is up in heaven having one heck of a conversation with my father. ⚾️
    -Shannon Wagner

  3. Jerry R. Brooks
    August 15, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Work with Bob at RMA for about 15 yrs we had a lot of laugh.RIP Bob

  4. Michael S. Williams
    August 16, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Many fond memories of Bob, during our two plus decades together at R-MA, talking Baseball, and just letting him vent. He had a hidden heart for so many. I will miss him.

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