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Afternoon Update


February 15, 2014

Robert E. Johnson

Aug. 2, 1914 - Feb. 11, 2014

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. — Robert E. “Bob” Johnson, 99, of Lawrenceburg, Ky. formerly of Anderson, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary Kathryn Palmer Johnson.

He was born Aug. 2, 1914, in Indianapolis, to the late John Edgar and Mary Elizabeth Blockson Johnson. He worked as a farmer and retired from Delco Remy Division of General Motors.

Upon moving to Kentucky, he worked at Frankfort Habilitation. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Lawrenceburg, Ky.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his children, Ron E. Johnson and Bambi (Bobby) Sparrow of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; four grandchildren, Heather L. Boggs, Ragan N. (Brad) Burge, Todd (Mary) Sparrow, and Tonya (Paul) Cookendorfer; five great-grandchildren, Sadie Kathryn Burge, Megan and Sean Sparrow, Kala and Hunter Cookendorfer; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Including his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian Lockwood, Polly Seybert, and Peggy Stollemyer; and four brothers, James C. Johnson, Richard T. Johnson, Col. William T. Johnson, and Lt. Col. Ralph E. Johnson.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m., Monday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson. Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation, 2908 Brownsboro Road, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40206; or the Anderson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 494, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

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