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Robert James Johnson

November 19, 1928 — October 2, 2023

Statesville

Robert J. Johnson passed away peacefully at his North Carolina home on October 2 , 2023, at age 94.  Robert was born November 19th, 1928, in Statesville, North Carolina.  He grew up working on his parent's farm in rural North Carolina and graduated from Harmony High School. He worked hard, much of the time 2 jobs, to support his wife (Louise) and 5 children.  He enjoyed gardening and repairing and restoring old cars. He especially enjoyed spending time in his later years with his family and friends on his farm near Statesville.

In 1964, he moved his family to Florida after taking a job with Tamiami Trailways Bus System (merging later with Greyhound) where his 30 year career resulted in 3 million miles of safe driving. He was well liked by his coworkers and passengers who frequently requested that Robert Johnson be their driver. After retiring, he remained in Orlando during the winter and  spent summers on his farm in NC.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Vivian Louise Johnson, Bristol Johnson (brother), Rachel Laymon (sister), and granddaughter Dana Cardenas. He is survived by his five children, Cory Johnson (Melissa), Kimberly Danforth, Teresa Mann (Al), Dennis Johnson (Debbie), Mike Johnson (Darlene), six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and Dorothy Shew (sister).

A memorial service with visitation at 10:30am and service at 11:00am will be held  October 6, 2023 at Union Chapel Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Chapel Baptist Church, 213 Gays Chapel Rd., Statesville, NC 28625.  

Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.

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