Allan Robert "Bob" Johnson Sr., 58, Bushnell, Fla., died Oct. 3, 2013, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native Floridian, Bob was born in St. Petersburg on June 16, 1955, to Amos "Bud" R. Johnson and Merilyn (Sweet) Johnson. Bob's entire working career was in law enforcement, having served in the Oviedo Police Department, Wildwood Police Department, as a Sumter County Sheriff's Deputy, Chief of Police of the City of Brooksville and ending his career as the Chief of Agricultural Law Enforcement for the State of Florida, with a total of 38 years service. A devoted family man, Bob enjoyed fishing, boating, being in the outdoors watching wildlife and especially liked BBQ grilling. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years, Kimberly; son Bobby Johnson Jr., both of Bushnell; daughter, Lisa (David) Kidd; granddaughter, McKayley, Ocala; mother, Merilyn Johnson, Bushnell; brother, Richard (Blanche) Johnson; his niece, Brittany Johnson, her fiance Sam Saldana; and his great-nephews, Justin and Jordan Woods, all of Brooksville. He was preceded in death by his father, Bud Johnson. A Requiem Eucharist Mass was offered Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, from St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. Burial followed at Bay Hill Cemetery in Bushnell. Memorial donations may be made in Bob's memory to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church "Feed the Hungry" ministry or State Law Enforcement Chief's Association, P.O. Box 13852, Tallahassee, FL 32317; "Bob Johnson Memorial Fund" in lieu of flowers.
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Published in Sumter County Times on Oct. 11, 2013