Obituary of Robert H. Johnson
Graveside services for SFC Robert H Johnson (US Army retired) of Lugoff will be held at a later date with military honors in Fort Jackson National Cemetery (Columbia, SC).
Mr. Johnson passed into his eternal life on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Born March 2, 1929, in Lascassas Tennessee, he was the son of the late James Douglas Johnson and Nancy Ethel Johnson Hopkins.
SFC Johnson honorably served in the US Army where he retired at Ft Jackson in 1969 after serving in Japan, Germany, Vietnam, Thailand and several states here in the Homeland. He was the recipient of many medals throughout his service including the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army of Occupation Medal in Germany, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.
He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn Ruth (Polly) Hopkins Johnson; his grandchildren, Pamela Suzanne Close and Jason Todd Close; and siblings, Mamie, Bill, JD and Richard.
Survivors include his daughters, Carol (Rory) Close and Pamela Johnson both of Lugoff; and his son, Bill Johnson of McMinnville, Tennessee. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Kim Close Lunsford of Lugoff, Andrew Johnson (Danyiele) and Evan Johnson (Samantha) of McMinnville Tennessee; and five great grandchildren, Taylor Lunsford (Sarah) and Baleigh Lunsford of Lugoff, Will, Katie and Autumn Johnson of McMinnville TN.; and his faithful Boykin Spaniel, Maggi.
The family would like to thank Dr. Gordon Pennebaker and his nurse Charlotte; Kershaw Health Hospice; and his caregiver, Sonya Starnes, for their excellent care.
In lieu of flowers please consider St Judes Children’s Hospital or Harvest Hope Food Bank for memorials.