Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Monday, May 17th, 1943 - Sunday, April 12th, 2020
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...I shall forever lift mine eyes to Calvary
To view the cross where Jesus died for me
How marvelous the grace that caught my falling soul
He looked beyond my faults and saw my needs

Mr. Robert Lee Johnson, 74, of 820 Shillington Lane, Statesville, was born in Iredell County on May 17, 1943, and was the son of the late Arthur Johnson and Mary Kimbrough Johnson. He departed this life on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Gordon Hospice House following an extended illness. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brian Johnson, two brothers, Edward Johnson and Nate Johnson and a sister, Dorothy Kaplin. He was once married to Sandra Roland, who preceded him in death.
He was a 1961 graduate of Unity High School and received an Associates Degree from Mitchell College. He was a member of Statesville Seven Day Adventist Church and at one time, he was employed by Mitchell Community College in the Maintenance Department.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life three daughters, Franita (Raymond) Roland of Asheville, Kim Johnson and Mary Johnson (Charles) McCline, both of the home; his grandchildren, Jamica (Michael) Lyles of Ashesville, Chastity (James) Shelby of Gary, Indiania, Sidney Johnson of Edwardsville, Illinois, Stacy Johnson of Edwardsville, Illinois, Monique McCline of Statesville, Kayel McCline of Siler City, Charles (Tatiana) McCline, II and Destiny (David)Chica of Conover; his great grandchildren, Kali Lyles, Layla Lyles, Michael Lyles, II, Lorenzo Lyles, Jaxon Johnson, Khai McCline, Jayden McCline, Paris Brewington, Jalian McCline and Lucas Chica; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
And as you sleep a perfect sleep,
Your memory we will always keep.
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Posted at 10:37am

Kim Wuellner

Posted at 09:32pm
My family knew Robert from church, where he was widely known as “The Candy Man.” Not only did he keep his pockets full of candy to give to the children at church - creating wonderful church memories for them - but when he found out I especially like the red vines he would bring, he would always send a grandchild or another child in the church to give me a few pieces that he had saved for me. Kind, humble, faithful to God, always with a smile even while enduring discomfort. He was an honorable God fearing man and will be sorely missed. What a legacy he has left though in the grand family that he has left behind. To you all, please accept our deepest condolences. With love, The Wuellner’s

Wendi Eure

Posted at 02:08pm
We'll always remember him as "the Candy Man" since he always had candy for the kids. Such an honor to have shared in his time on this earth. He always had such a positive spirit about him. We'll see him again soon.

Ron Redden

Posted at 01:07pm
So sorry to hear of his passing. He was one of the most genuinely kind and Christ-like people I have ever met. He will be sorely missed. Our kids still talk about him giving them candy at church.

David Powers

Posted at 12:45pm
On April 12th Easter Sunday morning , Bobby Johnson gently closed his eyes and God said “come home “ My gentle soul, were there’s no more pain, no more sleepless nights. Come to a place that I’ve prepared especially for you. ....

For those of us that Mr Johnson is leaving behind we must remember:

Death can only take our bodies
God inherits your soul,
Our minds holds the sweetest memories
Our hearts keeps the love, that he gave so willing.
But our faith , Old sweet faith, lets us know that one day we will meet together again. In heaven

I believe that:
One day .. don’t know when, not today, probably not next week, and maybe not next year, but when you think of Mr Johnson a smile will come to your face before a tears.
May God almighty bless and protect this family during this difficult time.
David Powers family friend.

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