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Robert Lee Johnson

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Robert Lee Johnson LUBBOCK-Robert Lee Johnson, D.D.S. passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. He was born Nov. 5, 1936, to Gertrude and Lee Johnson in Wink, Texas. A private burial will be held in Resthaven Memorial Park with a memorial service to follow at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at First Baptist Church with the Reverend John Ballard officiating. There will be a visitation period in the church parlor following the service to meet with family and friends. Bob was a member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years. In 1954, the family moved to Phillips, Texas, where Bob graduated from high school. He attended Texas Tech University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in chemistry in 1958. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. After graduation from Texas Tech he attended the University of Texas Dental School in Houston, Texas, where he received the Golden Key Award for Academic Achievement, the Mosbey Scholarship Book Award, and was named the most outstanding graduate in Southwest Society of Oral Surgeons. He was a member of the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. Upon graduation from dental school he entered the Air Force as a Captain stationed in Colorado Springs, Colo., serving in the medical corps. After being discharged from the military, he practiced dentistry in Lubbock for four years before returning to the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., to train as a periodontist. He returned to Lubbock in 1970, where he practiced periodontics for 30 years. He was an active member of the Southwest Society of Periodontics, serving in many leadership roles including that of president. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doty; son, Carson Lee Johnson, wife, Susan; and two beloved grandchildren, Robert Evan Johnson of Lubbock, and Brooke Johnson Floerke, husband, August, of Fort Collins, Colo. Bob had a passion for fishing, golfing, and hunting Indian artifacts. The best part of it all was spending time with his son, Lee, and his many special buddies. The family thanks each and every one of you, particularly the Tom Neal Sunday School Class, for your calls, cards, visits, and your prayers during his long painful journey. We take comfort in knowing he is standing straight and tall with no more pain. We would also like to say a very special thank you to Joe Perez, whose constant attention and loving care were never ceasing. Thanks also to Drs Michael Robertson and Melanie Oblender, as well as the entire staff at the Palliative Care Unit, their care was unsurpassed. If you care to remember Robert Lee, we suggest Hospice of Lubbock, 3702 21st St., Lubbock, TX 79410; Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and Girlstown, USA, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79105-0001; or of your own. A tribute of Dr. Johnson may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 6, 2012
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