Robert Harrison “Bob” Johnson, age 97, lifelong resident of Urbana, OH, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Mercy-Urbana Hospital.
He was born on August 7, 1921 to the late Andrew H. and Savannah G. (Miller) Johnson in Urbana. In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lina Belle (Skaggs) Johnson; son, Robert M. Johnson and siblings: James H. Johnson and Janet A. Dixon.
He is survived by his brother, Eugene (Mollie Faye) Johnson; daughter, Sandra Brammer Woodsen; grandchildren: Betty Jean Johnson, Robert E. Johnson, Scott A. Johnson; sister-in-law, Nana “Sweet Pea” Houston, whom he and his wife raised; Nana's children: Tonya Daniels and Chris Houston; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He served his country in the United States Navy and was employed by Ross Tool & Dye and retired from Champaign County. Bob loved the outdoors, was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed working in his garden and raising rabbits and chickens. He also was a great dancer and enjoyed remodeling houses. He will be sincerely missed by those who knew and loved him.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Oak Dale Cemetery beginning at 2:30 p.m.
The family is being served by WALTER & LEWIS FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.walterfunerals.com.