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Robert Louis Johnson, Sr.

Bill Stephens

February 15th, 2019


Robert Louis Johnson, Sr. was born November 10, 1940 to the late Clem Johnson, Sr. and Pauline Kerley Johnson of Morganfield. He departed this life February 13, 2019 at his residence in Morganfield. He was the second oldest child of 11. Robert was united in matrimony with Margaret Dean Lawrence on June 24, 2000. He was a member of Carr’s Chapel Missionary Baptist under the pastoral care of Rev. Lawrence Howard, Sr. Robert was employed by Peabody Coal Co. until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clem L. Johnson, Sr. and Pauline Kersey Johnson; his 2 brothers, Kenneth E. Johnson and Orville Morris Johnson

Survivors include:

Wife: Margaret Dean Johnson of Morganfield

3 Daughters: Babette Johnson of Melwade, WS

Barbara Johnson of Morganfield

Cheyenne Frazier of Morganfield

6 Sons: Robert Johnson, Jr. and wife Portia of Morganfield

Carl Patrick Johnson of New York

Tony Johnson and Frances of Newburgh, IN

Rodney Rose and wife Kim of Morganfield

Brandon Johnson of Nebraska

Osa Tyehumba and wife Elizabeth of Oakland, CA

6 Sisters: Dorothy Pollard of Dayton, OH

Anna Lane of Dayton, OH

Virginia Barnes of Holiday, FL

Martha Daniels and husband James of Brown Deer, WS

Linda Brown and husband James of Louisville, KY

Elizabeth Curry and husband Thomas of Morganfield

2 Brothers: Clem Johnson, Jr. and wife Mable of Morganfield, KY

William Johnson and wife Janice of Sturgis, KY

Several grandchildren A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins

Funeral service will be 1PM Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Carr’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Richard Pollard will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellow Cemetery.

The visitation will be 11AM until service time on Wednesday at the church.

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