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Bobby Brooke Johnson

January 19, 1926 April 8, 2018
Bobby Brooke Johnson
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Obituary for Bobby Brooke Johnson

Bobby Brooke Johnson, 92, died Sunday, April 8, 2018 at White Birch Estates in Harrisonburg. Mr. Johnson was born in Culpeper, VA, on January 19, 1926, and was the son of the late Elias and Teresa (Parr) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his son, Brooke, four brothers, and two sisters.

For eight years he was a high school teacher and coach in Smithfield, Spotsylvania, and Albemarle County. For 24 years he was with the Virginia Department of Health, and afterwards sold real estate. He was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy and the University of Richmond having received full athletic scholarships at both schools. He was a member of the Methodist church.

He and his wife, Betty Lou, of 62 years, lived in the valley area for 27 years. They retired to Garden City Beach, SC, from 1986 to 2016 and returned to the valley in 2016. He enjoyed sports, traveling (especially cruises) and his beach.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Belinda Driver (Gary); a granddaughter, Amy Driver McMullen (Travis); grandson, Matthew Johnson (Austin); granddaughter, Abby Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Trevor and Lauren Brooke McMullen.

At his request burial will be private at Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton.

Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater is entrusted with arrangements.

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