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Bob Johnson, age 80, formerly of Torrance, CA died on September 19, 2014 in Arkansas. He served eight years in the military, both in the army and navy. Bob was one of the youngest California state certified "Tool and Die Makers". After developing interest in art by learning sculpting, oil painting, engraving and wood carving, he worked in several different industries. Later on he received a Engineering degree and began a new career. Bob had been in manufacturing for over 30 years and in management for 20 years retiring in 1993 from Allied Signal Aerospace Company. "Mr. Bob", after retirement, became an accomplished artist and was mentored by Violet Parkhurst. He loved when people admired his work. Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Adele Gross; and brother, Jimmy Guest. He is survived by brother, Van Lawson of Mountainberg, AR; nieces, Sabrina Landers of Rudy, AR, Dana Smith of Alma, AR; cousin, Pam Gurtrie of Van Buren, AR; and long term companion, Bernie Melchionne; plus numerous other relatives and long time friends. Visitation was held on September 22nd and graveside service will be at 2pm on September 23rd in Alma, AR with burial next to his brother. A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held in California at a later date. In lieu of flowers and cards please make a donation to the or the . Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Sept. 23, 2014
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