- Ada, Oklahoma

October 31, 2013

Robert “Bob” Edmond Johnston Sr.

Tupelo — Services for Robert “Bob” Edmond Johnston Sr., 87, Tupelo, are 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Rocky Point Missionary Baptist Church, Lula. Officiating is the Rev. Steve Henry. Burial follows at Lula Cemetery.

Mr. Johnston died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Coalgate. He was born  Wednesday, March 31, 1926, to Ben and Edna L. (Cross) Johnston at Lula.

He attended school at Lula Rocky Point where he graduated in 1943. He was a warehouseman in shipping and receiving for Prestalite Battery Company in Oklahoma City where he retired in 1982. Mr. Johnston served  in the Navy in the dental corps in World War II.

He married Allie Imogene Hicks Oct. 21, 1945, in Merced, Calif. She died June 7, 2005.

Mr. Johnston attended church at Rocky Point Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of First United Methodist of Coalgate. He was president of his UAW Local Union in Oklahoma City. 

Survivors include three sons, Gary V. Johnston and wife Sammie of Oklahoma City, Johnny B. Johnston and wife JoAnn of Hutchinson, Kan., and Steven A. Johnston of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Anita Katherine Burrows and husband Johnny of Lula; grandsons, Clint V. Johnston of Edmond, and Paul R. Johnston of Hutchinson, Kan.; granddaughters, Rachell R. Miller and husband Jeff of Edmond, and Stacey R. Freeman and husband Joey of McLoud; stepgrandsons, John David Burrows, Steven Scott Burrows and Paul Wayne Burrows, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; stepgranddaughter, Kelsey C. Leonard and husband Jimmy of Bakersfield, Calif., Lauren R. Miller and Allison C. Miller, both of Edmond; great-grandsons, Logan A. Howard, Dakota V. Johnston, Daniel J. Howard, all of Edmond, Sabastian Burrows and Camdyn Burrows, both of Bakersfield, Calif., Chase Hutcheson and Jariah Freeman, both of McLoud, and Johnny James Johnston of Hutchinson, Kan.; great-granddaughters, Madelyn Freeman of McLoud, Rachael Diaz and Drianna Burrows, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; brothers, Sam Johnston of Ada, and Davey Johnston and wife Lizabeth of Ada; sisters, Vera Brend and husband Red of Lula, Peggy Britt of Ada, and Dora Lee Hicks of Merced, Calif.; and  numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Edna Johnston; wife, Allie Imogene (Hicks) Johnston; son, Robert E. Johnston Jr.; grandson, John L. Johnston; son-in-law, Ronald G. Whaley; sisters, Molly Ann Davis, Elwanda Johnston and Betty Joe Johnston; brother, Dan Ray Johnston; brother-in-law, Eugene Hicks; and sister-in-law, Glenda Johnston.

Bearers are Jeff Miller, Kim Johnson, Mason Campbell, Joey Freeman, Charlie Davis, DeWayne Campbell and Allen Brend. Honorary bearers are his brothers, his sons and his grandsons.