Robert L. Johnson, 93, formerly of Boscawen, N.H., died peacefully at his home in Hillsville, Va., on May 25, 2013.
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He was born in Rochester, N.H., on April 28, 1920, the son of Elmer S. and Helen Cate Johnson.
He graduated in 1942 from Keene State College, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served as a flight instructor and transport pilot, flying wounded from combat areas.
Survivors include his beloved wife of nearly 70 years, Alice; five children, Robert L. Johnson Jr. (Lillian), Susan J. Fansmith (John), Eric S. Johnson, Sharon J. Confessore (Gary) and Jeffrey T. Johnson (Sharon); five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Woodlawn Va. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Burial was at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a memorial at St. Joseph Parish, 99 Joy Ranch Road, Woodlawn Va. 24381.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.
Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel is serving the family.
1035 N MAIN ST P.O. BOX 145 HILLSVILLE, VA 24343-0145
Published in Galax Gazette from May 31 to June 2, 2013