Robert McKinley Johnson


Robert McKinley Johnson, 65, of Pocomoke City, departed this life on Tuesday morning, May 19, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born October 14, 1949, he was the son of Naomi “Carolean” Thomas and the late Chauncy Johnson.

At a young age he found a bible said he was going to be a Baptist preacher so he was baptized by Reverend Isaac Jenkins Sr. a year later and joined New Macedonia Baptist Church. He later came to his home church Shiloh United Methodist Church in Pocomoke. He graduated from Worcester High School in 1967. Robert a veteran of the Vietnam War (Air Force), completed a tour and was honorably discharged. He spent the majority of his adult life working at Showell Poultry as a Maintenance Technician. Among his list of ventures included many entrepreneurial endeavors.

“Bobby” was a loving generous member of the community which   many   children growing up called him “Uncle Bobby”. He is   remembered for his legendary trips to Ocean City, and his contagious laugh that filled the room.

He is survived by three sons, Chauncy, Robert (Veronica) and James Johnson;  one  daughter, Brooklyn  Johnson; one  stepdaughter,    Shovonne   Schoolfield ; one  brother, Cornell  Ginn (Sylvania); seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Victoria Fitch.

A funeral service will be held 12 noon, Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Worcester Highway in Pocomoke City, with a viewing one hour prior. Reverend Gertrude Brown will be the Eulogist. Interment will be private.

4 Responses to “Robert McKinley Johnson”

  • Bruce E Marshall:

    Rest in Peace Robert (Bobby) ,May God be with your family.

  • Bertha C Purnell:

    The Class of 1967 Worcester High School, Newark MD regrets the passing of our classmate, Robert “Bobby” Johnson. We pray for his mother, Mrs. Naomi Thomas and his children, brother and other family members.

  • kenneth winslow:

    Bobby has been a good friend to me from childhood to know there are not too many times in one’s life where a friend from childhood has an opportunity to save a friend life that he grew up with Bobby save my life its a long story but he will always be remembered always be cherished in my heart and my prayer now goes out to the family cousin Carlene,Cornell I’m there with you in spirit the Word says cry at the coming in rejoice at the going out BOBBYis not leaving home he’s going home what a blessed day.

  • Thomas Williams:

    Rest In Peace, my childhood friend.You, me, Jessie walston, Wilbur Walston, Francis Bland, we called ourselves The Laurel Street gang in Pocomoke, Md…we played, laughed, and had a happy childhood together, lot’s of memories. GOD bless and farewell my friend, until GOD let us meet in Heaven to play again.

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