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Funeral service for Robert G. Johnson, 79, of Lone Oak, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday Feb. 4, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Lone Oak with Pastor Curtis Crow officiating. Burial will be in Rabb Cemetery with Chadrick Robinson, Christopher Abernathy, DeWayne Turner, Michael Johnson, Vernon Johnson, Sheldon Hamilton, Bobby Kelley and Darrell Jackson serving as pallbearers. There will be no formal visitation.
Robert passed away Friday, Jan. 27, at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs. Robert was born May 6, 1937, in Lone Oak, the son of Kay and Macie Wellington Johnson. He married Juanita Childs and she preceded him in death. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a rancher in the Lone Oak area.
He is survived by daughters, Schella Johnson of Sulphur Springs and Robbie Johnson of Sulphur Springs; sons, Larry Donnell Childs of Sulphur Springs, Gary Lyn Chisom, Arthur Willis Spain and Robert Junior Johnson of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Marion Jean Johnson, Katie Sue Porter, Mary Helen Abernathy and Frances Elizabeth Turner; grandchildren, Mellissa Hamilton and husband Sheldon, Marquis Wright, Graylon TaRaye Ivery, Adryan Johnson and Kristy Dial Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Ivyana Ivery, Aaralyn Evans, Dalia Johnson, Aaryn Evans and Sheldon Hamilton Jr.
In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter Johnson, Glen Douglas Johnson and Eddie Polk; and great-grandson, Graylon TaRaye Ivery Jr.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home, www.westoaksfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 2, 2017
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