Private graveside services for Mr. Robert L. Johnson, age 94, of Manchester, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday evening at Manchester Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson passed away at United Regional Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon.
Robert was born in Jellico, TN, the son of the late Ernest and Etta Broyles Johnson.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a tech sergeant in the 60th infantry 9th division, securing France, Belgium and Germany. He was also a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. He worked as an electrician for 23 years at AEDC and retired in 1984. Robert loved to watch football and travel, and most of all, loved his family.
In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lucille Johnson; one brother, Claude Johnson; and two sisters, Elleen Gibson and Irene Delaney.
He is survived by three sons, Roger (Ann) Johnson of Tullahoma, Dennis Johnson and Dan (Lisa) Johnson, both of Manchester; one sister, Elizabeth Stair; six grandchildren, Sonia Johnson, Jody Johnson, Ben Johnson, Amy Burger, Justin Johnson, and Austin Johnson; six great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild.