Dr. Bobby G. Johnson
March 12, 1932 – May 27, 2014
Dr. Bobby George Johnson, 82, of Wellborn, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, surrounded by his family. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday May 31 at Parkway Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Wellborn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.
Bob was born to Ruth (Mosby) and Howell H. Johnson, in Pecos, Texas. He graduated from McCamey High School in 1949 and enrolled in Texas A&M College, where he earned a B.S. degree in Animal Husbandry in 1953.
He served in the U.S. Army for two years, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He married Gloria Ann Childs in Wichita Falls, Texas, on June 4, 1954. While they were stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington, their son Ronny Wayne was born. After his discharge from the army, Bob served as County Agricultural Agent in El Paso, Ward and Martin Counties. Their daughter Holly Jayne was born while they lived in Stanton, Texas.
They moved to College Station in 1966 to enroll in graduate school at Texas A&M. Bob earned a M.Ed degree in Agricultural Education in 1967 and a Ph.D. degree in Administration of Higher Education in 1974. He worked in the Student Financial Aid Office at TAMU as the Associate Director in charge of the Scholarship Program.
Bob was a charter member of Parkway Baptist Church where he served in many areas, including teacher of youth and adults, and was honored as a Deacon Emeritus in 2012. After retiring from A&M, he enjoyed serving at the church on various building and remodeling projects.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Howell John Johnson and Billy Neal Johnson.
His greatest treasure was his family and he was so proud of all of them. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Gloria, his son Ronny W. Johnson and wife Diane of New Braunfels, his daughter Holly Johnson of College Station, grandchildren Reagan and Everett Parks of New Braunfels, Jason Briggs of College Station, Morgan and Scott Schneider of New Braunfels, Marina Briggs of Changshu, Jiangshu, China, Thomas Briggs, recently discharged from the U.S. Army, and Amanda Cronauer of Bryan, step-grandchildren Jared Morris and Jenny of Conroe, Kiley and Justin Dunnam of Portland. He had six great-grandchildren: Logan and Riley Parks, Sadie Rea Schneider, Brinlee and Rhett Morris, and Wimberley Dunnam.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s name may be made to Parkway Baptist Church Building Fund or Traditions Hospice.
- Visitation Friday, May 30, 2014
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 31, 2014
Dr. Bobby G. Johnson
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January 15, 2015
Dr. Johnson, though from the very first time I contacted him he insisted I call him Bob, was my first point of contact after learning I had been extended a President's Endowed Scholarship to A&M. Though I knew things ABOUT A&M and ABOUT the school, I needed someone who could fill in how to prepare from California to come to A&M as a student. He spent several hours over a couple of weeks giving me information and answering questions in his role in the admissions office. All of these discussions were over the phone and he helped me select a dorm, get my application for admission in, plan my schedule for travel and arrival, and gave me an amazing level of comfort about the decision to go to A&M.
Several years later in the year I actually was to graduate from A&M, I visited Parkway Baptist Church and for the first time met Bob and his wife Gloria face to face. He and Gloria were even better friends and fellow members at Parkway then Bob had already been helping me on the phone. I even had the enormous privilege as Sunday School direct at the church of leading teaching training sessions on Wednesday night that both of them participated in as teachers of adult SS classes.
My daughter was recently accepted for admission to A&M and is trying to get answers to questions like I did almost 40 years ago. I thought of calling Bob and I searched for his name online and saw this obituary. While I am very sad to have missed a final opportunity on earth to make the contact, my memories of him are extremely fond and I know because Jesus Christ is his Savior and mine that I will see him again "on that day". My condolences to Gloria and the extended family (and his church family as well) at the loss. And my praise and thanks to God for Bob's life and his impact on me.
June 1, 2014
We were greatly saddened to hear of Bob's death. He was a great father and an Aggie of the first order. Bob was in 'B' Battery, Field Artillery, Class of 1953, on the campus along with a bunch of us, mostly gone on. We used to participate in Intra-Mural sports ('ordered' to by upper classmen) and Bob was always there. He was among the quieter guys in the outfit, but was well respected and always listened to. Please accept our sincerest condolences. It's been a long time, but I think the last time Myrna and I saw you two was at a B Field Muster during one of the class reunions at the Hilton. Bob had a great life. R.I.P. old buddy and .......................... Gig'Em!
Myrna and Red SCott '53
May 31, 2014
Dear Gloria and Holly,
We were sad to read of Bob's death. We will be praying for you tomorrow and in the days to come.
Glenn and Martha (Mugg) Bailey