Bobby Lee Johnson, 71 of Bedford, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his residence. He was born on Monday, June 9, 1941 in Bedford County, a son of the late Oma B. Johnson and Bertha Dellis Johnson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Johnson Dillon and a brother, O. B. Johnson, Jr. He was a retired truck driver with Rubatex and was a member of Palestine Baptist Church and the Mentow Masonic Lodge # 108. He also loved designing and building birdhouses. Surviving is his wife, Diane Mitchell Johnson; a daughter, Kiwonna Johnson-Bush & husband, Lee of Bedford; two grandsons, Taylor Preston, Jacob Chatman both of Bedford; three brothers, Lloyd Wilson Johnson of Roanoke, Wayne Johnson & wife, Peggy of Moneta, Travis Johnson & wife, Louise of Gladys; three sisters, Vernelle Tuck & husband, Pete of Huddleston, Sylvia Cox & husband, M. J. of Moneta, Nadine Hodges of Roanoke as well as numerous nieces & nephews and close friends. The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider the Bedford Carilion Hospice, P. O. Box 688, Bedford, VA 24523 or the American Parkinsons Disease Foundation of Richmond, P. O. Box 70283, Richmond, VA 23255. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 6 pm at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Rev. Jackie Carver officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.