Robert Johnson

September 12, 1950July 7, 2014

Robert W. Johnson began, “the greatest adventure of all” Monday July 7th in peace and surrounded by his loved ones. He fought hard for his family, but lost his battle with brain cancer after nine months of treatment at MD Anderson in Houston. Robert is remembered for his tender and loving heart that he displayed to anyone he crossed paths with during his life. Robert grew up on the Westside where he made his friends, met his wife, Resa and ultimately made El Paso his home. Following the steps of his father through the plumbing industry, he purchased Massey Johnson Associates from Herlin Equipment in 1989, a company whose presence in El Paso dates back to the 1920’s. Robert began to build a legacy as he expanded Massey Johnson Associates adding offices in Albuquerque and Denver. We are the proud tradition of Massey Johnson will continue through the direction of Roberts brother-in-law, Doug DeVore. Robert had many passions throughout his life including hunting, golfing, travels in his jeep and his favorite, his family. Although his life was cut short, it was full of adventure. Robert traveled to Africa, Alaska, Canada and many other destinations for hunting trips that he treasured. He was very involved in all that his girls participated in growing up. From coaching the Westside Wildcats softball team for six years to becoming the ultimate cheer dad for eight years, he loved spending time with his family. Robert and his wife, Resa, just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary, reflecting on three decades of love May 5th. He is survived by his wife Resa Johnson, his daughters Cassie and Lexi Johnson and his parents Winston and Mary Johnson. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Rd., El Paso, Texas. In tribute to Robert, donations can be made in his name to the American Brain Tumor Association at or mailed to: American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL. 60631 or The Gabby Krause Foundation at or mailed to: The Gabby Krause Foundation, P.O. Box 4905 Englewoood, Colorado 80155. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, Texas 79912.


  • Memorial Service Friday, July 11, 2014

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Annie Durigan

September 7, 2014

It has been many years since I last saw Robert and Resa, but I have thought of them often (dove hunting in the desert). My heart and prayers go to the whole family

Delma Perez

July 22, 2014

Resa, Cassie, Lexi, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. The love and pride he felt for his family was always evident and unquestionable.
Delma, Pete and Dayna Perez

Robert Bean

July 16, 2014

Mere words pay inadequate tribute to this man of uncompromising honesty, generosity, and integrity. Robert's example is revered in many memories, and his love is inextinguishable. Many thanks to Robert's family who gave him the care he so deserved, and for allowing us to share a few of Robert's final hours.

Marda Whitney

July 14, 2014

So sorry to hear of the passing of Robert. He was such a nice guy and friend of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Frank Owen

July 13, 2014

So sorry for the loss of a great man .Rest in peace my friend ...
My heart felt condolences to the Johnson Family ..You will be missed by all

Violeta Le Master

July 11, 2014

We were sorry to hear of Robert's passing. We pray that the Lord comfort his loved ones and ease the pain of losing a loved for it is never easy whether it be expected or not. May you have comfort in knowing that he will no longer suffer and is at peace with our Lord Jesus Christ. He will be missed. You have our deepest sympathy, Rick & Violeta Le Master

Michael Small

July 11, 2014

Robert was a bright and very kind person. It was a priveldge to have known and worked with him all these years. Sorry I missed the service but my thoughts and prayers are with the family. My condolences to all.

July 11, 2014

So sorry - but so fortunate to have known... My condolences to the family...Belinda (Rivera) Oakley....

Gary Dickey

July 11, 2014

One of the kindest people I have ever known. A real gentlemen, and loving father who will be greatly missed, but heh, what a life! The angels in heaven are rejoicing, and Robert is also. To Roberts family, my sincerest condolences. He will be missed. Gary Dickey

Rick LeMaster

July 11, 2014

Thanks for being a friend. You will be missed.