Robert Lawrence "Bob" Johnson(1941 - 2013)

After a courageous battle with cancer, Robert "Bob" Lawrence Johnson moved from Eagle Mountain Lake to God's kingdom on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. His family was at his bedside to lovingly send him into Christ's arms. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at All Saints Episcopal School Chapel, 9700 Saints Circle, Fort Worth, 76108. A map may be found at "contact us" page. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to All Saints Episcopal School Scholarship Endowment Fund. Bob was born Oct. 26, 1941, in Freeport to Lawrence T. and Lucille Johnson. He enjoyed all sorts of adventures in Lake Jackson with his brother Bill and sister Nancy. After graduating from Brazos Port High School in 1960, Bob attended the University of Texas at Austin. He served in the Army in Korea during the Vietnam era. Following an honorable discharge, he returned to Lamar University where he earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering. His career life began at IBM where his natural technical instincts were ignited, then to ARCO where he wrote and ran programs for blending gasoline. Later he advanced his career with Champlin Oil where he met his wife Linda. Later Union Pacific Resources bought out Champlin where he finally retired in 1999. After retirement Bob continued working several years as a consultant with various firms. Later he and his closest friend Chuck began a woodworking and small construction business. He enjoyed working with his hands and brought all his precision skills with him. They did not just do woodwork, they made custom furniture and made sure the customer was satisfied. Bob was a perfectionist. How these two friends worked side-by-side is short of a miracle, but they did and enjoyed the friendship, work and hanging out at the shop. He loved all his work, especially the people he worked with. To Linda, Bob was a kind, gentle, generous, intelligent person and her soft place to fall. He loved all his family and was always there for support, advice and just listening. For 27 years they were best friends, enjoying each day the life they shared, whether it was lake activities or yard work or travels or just watching sunsets from their deck. Over the years they made great friends and eternal memories. Survivors: Bob will be greatly missed by friends and family, including wife, Linda; sister, Nancy Kolle of Grants Pass, Ore.; brother, Bill and wife, Pam, of Streetman, Tracy and wife, Linda, Terry and wife, Elaine, Peggy and Bonnie; and numerous precious nieces and nephews.

Published in Star-Telegram on Nov. 13, 2013