Robert Lee Johnson, Age 79, Melbourne, FL, passed away on January 7, 2023, at Indian River Center, West Melbourne, FL, where he resided the last 8 months. Bob was born on March 15, 1943, in Louisville, KY, spent his childhood in South Shore, KY, before living in Russell, KY, Northern Kentucky, Kenansville, FL and Melbourne, FL. He was the only son of the late Robert T. Johnson and Lorena Beatrice Terry Johnson. Bob graduated from McKell High School, South Shore, KY, where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. After attending Virginia Tech for one year where he was a member of the Freshman Basketball team, he graduated with a Business Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He began his career at Ashland, Inc., Ashland, Ky, as a Human Resources Professional in 1965 and retired after 35 years in 2000 as Human Resources Director. Bob was known for his great sense of humor.
Surviving Bob are his devoted wife Joyce (Jo) Hensley Johnson, Melbourne, Fl., his daughter, Terri Lynn Johnson Yowan and her husband Gary, Union, Ky. grandsons Nicholas J. Yowan, Nathan R. Yowan, and granddaughter Lindsey R. Yowan, his sister, Georgetta Johnson, Middletown, OH, along with his first wife and mother of his daughter Connie Ruark Johnson LeMaster (Ron), Garrison, KY, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Burial will be at the Siloam Cemetery, South Shore, KY. Private graveside services are planned for a later date. Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY, are in charge of arrangements. Bob’s family request that you remember a funny story about or told by Bob and have a good laugh.