Robert B. Johnson, 86, of Etowah, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Morning Point Assisted Living of Athens.
He was a native of Knoxville and lived in Polk County most of his life.
He was a son of the late Samuel and Grace Johnson.
He was a member of Everlasting Life Church of Englewood.
He played gospel music at area churches for more than 70 years, and retired as a school teacher after 46 years.
He was preceded in death by three sisters: Hilda Brewer, Inez Swaggerty and Sammie Maxey; and one brother, Sam Johnson.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law: Grace Johnson of Etowah, and Lisa and Jason Calfee of Athens; two grandchildren: Olivia Harris and Joshua Stewart; and siblings: Grace Nance, and Michael and Larry Johnson, all of Knoxville
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home in Etowah with brother Mark Wade officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
If you are unable to attend, sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com.