|We are sad to report the sudden passing of Robert (Bob) Johnson, who has been a member of this congregation since July 9, 2006. Bob was born in Arkansas on June 12, 1936, and passed away this past Sunday, January 1, 2012.
His family moved to Superior, Wyoming, when Bob was nine years old. He was raised with one younger brother, Isaac. His father was a coal miner.
Bob was an excellent athlete in high school and college, playing basketball, baseball and football, running track and bowling. He played basketball in college on scholarships at Logan, Utah, for two years, then at Northwest State teachers’ College in South Dakota.
Bob worked in the coal mine for a few months after graduating from high school, but then entered college. After college he served as a radio technician in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Following his military service, Bob worked in sales for a short time. Then he became a driver for Greyhound Bus Lines. He lived in Cheyenne. He eventually retired from Mountain Bell/Qwest in Denver.
After retiring from Greyhound, Bob moved to Denver, where he attended the Bear Valley School of Preaching. Bob was a member at the East Alameda Church of Christ before coming to South Fulton Street. He has been a very active member of the congregation for the last five and a half years. He was a serious student of the Bible and had a deep appreciation for this church.
Bob was a man of many interests. He loved gardening, cooking, photography, bowling, and flying – never quite completing his pilot’s license. He was also a perpetual student, most recently learning Greek, Hebrew and Spanish. And he was always studying Scripture.
Bob is survived by his son Leland and wife Donna, grand daughter Kaelei, stepdaughter Sandra, and brother Isaac and wife Louise.
He will be greatly missed. May God comfort all mourn his passing.