OBITUARY

Robert H. Johnson Jr.

June 25, 1924April 8, 2014
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Robert H. Johnson, Jr. of Wilmington died peacefully on April 8, 2014.

He was 89 years of age. A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, he was from a family with roots in the state since 1680. He spent his early years in Franklin County and attended Louisburg College and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country in the post-WWII occupation of Japan and the Korean War. In 1963, he came to Wilmington with his family through his work with the National Weather Service, from which he later retired. Robert was a devoted member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1074.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Laura Eugenia Johnson and his brother, Dr. Alva Howard Johnson. He is survived by Jane, his wife of 63 years.

He is survived by four sons, Dr. Robert H. Johnson III and his wife, Dr. Brenda Young; Richard K. Johnson and his wife Ann; William H. Johnson and Rev. Charles K. Johnson O.P. Mr. Johnson is also survived by two daughters, Eleanor M. Johnson and her husband Cedric L. Early; and Dr. Mary C. Johnson and her husband Dr. Mitchell Craib. In addition, he was blessed by thirteen grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home, 3915 Oleander Drive from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2014. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary in Wilmington, south Fifth Street at 10:00 am on Friday, April 11, 2014. Interment will occur at a later date.

The family would like to thank Yvette, Billie, Kathy and Kay Ellen for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Receiving of Family and Friends Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 11, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Military Honors
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April 11, 2014

Mr. Johnson's light will always shine. Our condolences to Jane and family.
Sincerely,
Barbara and Therese Jacobs

Therese Jacobs

April 11, 2014

Our family extends deepest sympathies to Mrs. Jane, Richard, Robert, Bill, Charles, Eleanor, Mary and all grandchildren. Take comfort in knowing Mr. Bob is praying for us.
Sincerely,
The Jacobs family from St. Marys: Barbara, Tony, Christine, & Therese

April 11, 2014

Robert was most generous and considerate in sharing with us his Johnson family history that is also our history. We met him late in life yet we so greatly revered him. Jane and family, we send our warm thoughts and prayers. May joyful memories comfort you throughout these days of mourning and beyond. F. Deaver Thomas & Mary Jean Owen Thomas

April 10, 2014

Although it is hard to bear the loss of a loved one we pray the memories that you cherish will give you comfort. Our warmest thoughts and prayers are sent your way.

Venda and Gerald Farmer, Ocean Isle Beach NC

April 10, 2014

Our family extends deepest condolences to Mrs. Jane, Robert, Richard, Bill, Charles, Eleanor, Mary, and all grandchildren. Take comfort knowing Mr. Bob is praying for us.
Sincerely,
The Jacobs Family
(from St. Mary's: Barbara, Tony, Christine & Therese)

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