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Caballero Rivero Southern

15011 West Dixie Highway, North Miami, FL

OBITUARY

Robert James Johns

May 22, 1932March 7, 2016

Robert James Johns “Bobby” Johns, 83, passed away suddenly March 7 at his home in Miami. Born May 22, 1932 in Miami, where he resided his entire life and began his racing career. He was a racing legend as he won the Atlanta 500, the Bristol 500, 2nd in the Daytona 500, and many other racing achievements. He was one of the first NASCAR drivers to race in the Indy 500, where he raced twice and finished in the top ten. A graduate of Miami Tech High, he served in the US Army and worked in his own business until the day of his passing. Preceded in death by his father “Shorty” Johns and companion Wanda Tallent, he is survived by his loving sister Angel Sistrunk and family. Graveside service at noon on Thursday, March 8th at Southern Memorial Park Cemetery, North Miami.

Arrangements under the direction of Caballero Rivero Southern, North Miami, FL.

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Bobby Hamlin

January 20, 2019

My father grew up with Mr. John's in Miami. They were the same age and both were born and raised in Miami. We moved to Stuart Florida when I was a child. When we would go back to Miami for the holidays, we'd stop by his Firestone dealership to visit. It was there that I met him and his father Shorty. They let me sit in the race car. What a thrill for a ten year old.

John Buckner

February 12, 2018

I pulled for BOBBY many years as a young boy in the 60s &70s I even used his #72 threw my racing career until 1975.. JOHN BUCKNER NORTH CAROLINA RIP

steve talley

October 26, 2017

I use to love to see him race. he was such a good driver. rip bobby

Clinton Cody

June 18, 2017

My favorite driver 7A when i was a teen in Miami at Medley. and Hialeah Speedway was Bobby. I bought lots of gas at Shorty Johns station on 27th ave. I remember when his father was robbed and killed at that station I just found out today of Bobby's death..am so sorry I attended Tech High too in 1951, quit that year to go to work, at 16. Later received Bachelor degree at age 48.Been a Nascar fan most my life. Met Bobby Allison when he was driving in West Hollywood. The Allison's more Miami boys. God Bless Family members. Clinton Cody.

Ruben Artiles, II

April 6, 2017

I'm deeply saddened to learn of Bobby's passing. I hadn't spoken to him since my move from south Florida but his kindness has always been present in my life. One of the few gentlemen I have had the pleasure to know in my lifetime. I will never forget you. May you Rest In Peace, old friend. You were a fine human being.

Marshall Frank

March 27, 2017

Bobby Johns was my administrative sergeant at Station Five, mid 1980s. I relied on his talent and wisdom enormously. I never knew a more honest and capable cop than he. Sorry to learn of his passing. Condolences to the family.

Marvin Brooks

March 14, 2017

WOOOW. My uncle started taking me to the store from I was a kid. when I got older I started going and recommending the store to others. He was always a fine gentleman (I'd only be in town from the Bahamas for short trips but I'd still sit and listen to his GREAT stories). One of the REALLY good guys, he will be greatly missed. RIP SIR.

Charles Nichols

September 16, 2016

Certainly one of my heroes. RIP Bobby.

earle w.

September 5, 2016

I remember his nascar racing days. His cars had a really neat paint scheme with the # 7 and they were built by the rules, they always passed inspection. Maybe if he had used outlaw parts he could have won more races, he certainly could race with any driver of the day.

Ralph Ross

June 23, 2016

I knew Bobby since early 2000. He was such a resourceful gentleman where tire & wheel sizes etc. were concerned. His network of suppliers was tremendous & he would always have the time to chat & provide whatever information you needed. He was a true gentleman.
May he rest in peace!

FROM THE FAMILY