Robert D. Johnson


Robert “Bob” D. Johnson, 88, of Columbus, died on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at 2:38 p.m. at his residence.

He was a member of the “United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America” Union and was known for his door hanging and carpentry and well known for his trade throughout the state and for his “Bob Johnson attitude.” He raised and trained hunting bird dogs and received many awards for it.

He was an active member of the Columbus Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where he was loved by the entire congregation.

A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, December 13, at 4:00 p.m. at the Columbus Kingdom Hall, 545 North National Road Columbus, IN, 812-376-0404.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Born in Danville, Indiana, January 9, 1927, he was the son of Henry Johnson and Maribell Tingle Johnson.

On August 4, 1949, he married his first wife, Margie Lafern Perkinson Johnson, who preceded him in death on September 17, 2009.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Virginia “Jenny” Whitaker, Edward “Eddie” Johnson and Jean Johnson.

He was loved by many of the community.

His survivors include his wife, Jeanie Cullen Johnson, who he married on June 9, 2013; children, Joyce Jean Crossland and Stacey Candida “Candy” (Rick) Burns, both of Columbus; grandchildren, Chad Alan Crossland, Bobby Alan Crossland and Dallas Lee Johnson; stepchildren, Katherine August of Switzerland and Timothy Cullen of Columbus; a stepgrandchild, Lily Cullen of Columbus; sisters, Ruth Normington of Indianapolis and Judy (Frank) Schwartz of Lady Lake, Florida; several nieces and nephews; leaving many very close friends, especially Ronnie Smith of Columbus and Bert Bruns of Greensburg.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Johnson Family at