Robert Roy Johnson
Robert Roy Johnson
  • March 30, 1928 - July 17, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Robert Roy Johnson, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice in Fort Wayne. He was born March 30, 1928, at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima, Ohio, to the late Michael T. Johnson Sr. and Kathryn R. Sealts Johnson. He attended the Cathedral Boys School in Fort Wayne and Central Cathedral High School where he graduated in 1946. He was a graduate of Indiana University and Ball State University where he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged. He married the late Verna Dean Holtsberry Johnson in 1952. Bob was a very well known artist, educator, father and friend to so many. He taught in Fort Wayne at the University of St. Francis and Northup High School as their Art Director.

Bob is survived by his children, Thomas Robert Johnson (Yvette Winia), Timothy Brice Johnson, Rebecca Joan Johnson, Susan Alice Weaver and Theodore Richard (Margaux) Johnson; and also nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his son, Robert Alan Johnson.

Funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at Klaehn, Fahl, & Melton Funeral Home, 420 W. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne (IN 46802), with visitation starting at 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow the funeral service at Catholic Cemetery, 3500 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne (IN 46805).