Bobby “Bob” Wayne Johnson; member of the Era Church of Christ, Veteran of the Korean War, retired 31-year mail carrier, Hudson Car Club State Level Member, Gainesville Antique Car Club Member, Sons of Confederate Veteran, retired Blue Mound Volunteer Fire Chief, but most importantly he was Dad and Papa.
Bob was born August 17, 1933 to Elmer “Bud” Everett Johnson and Jenny Frances “Mom” Walker Johnson in Burns City, TX. On August 25, 1956 he married the love and boss of his life Bobbie Nell Moore in Gainesville, TX. Together they had 4 children: Melinda Kay, Cindy Myers and husband Joe, Wayne Johnson and wife Marsha, and Mary Lou Green. Bob and Bobbie have 9 grand children: Luke, Amanda, Melinda, Casey, Cory, Jacob, Chase, Dylan and their prized possessions 12 great grandkids: Rylie, Gage, Cyler, Mason, Kailey, Haley, Ryan, Austin, Cooper, Adalynn, and Baby on the way. Bob is survived by his brother Bill Johnson and wife Janet; aunt Dorothy Bishop; cousin CL Johnson and wife Cheryl, sister-in-law Linda Moore, sister-in-law Betty Garrett and husband Glenn, brother-in-law Don Hastings and wife Gurli.
Bob is preceded in death by his loving wife Bobbie, daughter Melinda Kay, both of his parents, sister Betty Louise King, grandson Shawn, great grandson Milo, brother-in-law Clyde King, and brother-in-law Wayne Moore.
Bob grew up in Burns City with several other Johnson family members and enjoyed making many memories throughout the years. After getting married Bob and Bobbie moved to Blue Mound to raise their family. Bob worked at the local post office and transferred to Gainesville Post Office in 1978 where he worked the remainder of his career before retirement. He enjoyed walking around town, delivering mail to the community, and talking the homeowners when he stopped by.
Bob always had a love for antique cars and has owned several of his own including: 1925 Essex this was his first classic which he still owns today, 1956 Ford 4Door named Pinky, 1953 Hudson Hornet, 1935 Terraplane, 1949 Hudson Pick-up, 1963 Ford Pick-Up which was his grandson Dylan’s first pickup, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro which was Cindy’s first car, 1964 Mercury Comet which was Wayne’s first car, 1926 Model T Touring; amongst others throughout the years.
Bob’s family will receive family and friends for visitation on Tuesday night at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville from 6pm – 8pm and Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday morning at 10am at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville with burial to follow at the Valley View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers or plants please send donations to Cooke County Home Hospice 1311 N Grand Ave. Suite 100 Gainesville, TX 76240; the love and care the ladies showed for Bob during his last few weeks on earth did not go unnoticed and was greatly appreciated.