Ridout's Valley Chapel

1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL


Robert L. Johnson

November 28, 1932September 14, 2020

Mr. Robert Lee “Mater Man” Johnson, passed away on Monday, the 14th of September 2020. HE was 87 years of age. Robert was born to Quincey Johnson and Rushie Shoemaker Johnson and is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara M. Johnson, and two daughters, Elizabeth Phillips and Stacy Payne. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Debra Cole (Tom), Lori Farris (Ron), and Debbie McNeil; son, Robert M. Johnson; 2 sisters, Katherine Grice and Virginia Thompson; 2 brothers, William “skeeter” Johnson and Vernon Johnson (Mildred). He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Johnson was affectionately known as the “Mater Man” because he owned and operated a produce stand in West Homewood for 17 years. He made many friends and had loyal customers who enjoyed getting their fruits and vegetables from him. He was a retired carpenter from Brasfield & Gorie after 30 years of service and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Funeral services will be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 18th of September, at Ridout’s Valley Chapel in Homewood. Burial will immediately follow in Birmingham’s historic Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Reverend Jack Clary will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Hunter Thomas, Houston Thomas, Shane Thomas, Frank Miller, and Bill Green. Services are under the direction of Ridout’s Valley Chapel located at 1800 Oxmoor Road in Homewood, Alabama.


  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020


Robert L. Johnson

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Julie Johnson

September 18, 2020

This is a man I have loved and with great pride I have called him my father-in-law for over 30 years . I loved him with all my heart I will miss him . He will always be in my heart and be apart of my family . RIP POP “ I LOVE YOU ‘ !!!!!!! Ur daughter Julie


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