Robert Earl Johnson, Age 82 of Manistee died Monday evening December 21, 2020 at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital.
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He was born on August 27, 1938 in Manistee the son of the late Earl “Pug” and Thelma “Toby” (Morris) Johnson. He was a graduate of Manistee High School Class of 1957. He served his country in the United States Navy, Naval Reserve, & Sea Cadets for a total of 38 years. He married Cheryl Lee Peterson on May 31, 1983 in Charleston, NC.
In addition to his Naval service, Bob was employed at Pomeroy Bottling and as a machinist at Ex-Cello.
He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and riding his motorcycle. He also was a Boy Scouts of America Troop Leader.
Survivors include his wife; Cheryl Johnson of Manistee, his children; Randel R. (Sida) Johnson of Madison Heights, MI, Russel James (Nonie) Johnson of Lynchburg, VA, Dawn Johnson of Manistee, Danielle Peterson of Manistee, Eve Steward (Christian Flores) of Crestview, FL, and James “JR” (Amanda) Koon of Manistee, 21 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, his sister; Sandy (Jim) Wandrych of Powell, OH, sister-in-law; Linda Johnson of Manistee, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother; David “Beaver” Johnson
The family will receive friends at the Oak Grove Funeral Home on Monday December 28, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Private family services will follow with Pastor Joyce Newman officiating. Military Honors and burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Please share a memory or photo with the family at www.oakgrovefh.com. Arrangements by the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee