Major Robert “Bob” C. Johnson, USMC, Retired, 94, of Morehead City, NC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Munden Funeral Home Chapel, 2112 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park, 700 Highway 24, Newport, NC 28570.
Shortly after graduation from Edward Tilden Technical High School in Chicago, Bob joined the U.S. Navy as a naval aviation cadet and was later commissioned as an aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was proud to be a Marine, serving tours in Guam, Korea and Okinawa and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and Unit Combat Medal in Korea. After honorably serving 21 years, Bob retired as a Career Advisory Officer at the Marine Corps headquarters in Washington DC.
Subsequently, Bob worked for the City of Alexandria, Virginia in Personnel and later returned to North Carolina to make Morehead City his home. He built three homes there—each one a totally different design than the one before it. He loved to fish, to sail and to swim, winning multiple gold medals in the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals at age 75.
Still very active, Bob became a member of the Carteret County Planning Commission, Chairman of the Atlantic Beach Planning Board, and a North Carolina Coastal Federation volunteer. As a member of American Legion Post 46, he served as Sergeant at Arms, 3rd Vice Commander and 1st Vice Commander as well as chairman of the National High School Oratorical Committee.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Dawn and Gale; and his stepson Charles Lynch.
Bob is predeceased by his parents; wife Jean; brother Theodore; son Storm and stepson Peter Lynch.
A special thank you is made to Bob’s caregivers, Lydia Irving, Kay Wickizer and Anita Nielsen for the care he was given over the past several years. They made it possible for Bob to remain in his home and, in Bob’s words, made his life “pleasant at the end.”
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Munden Funeral Home.
For any memorial donations, Bob requested they be made to Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cole Springs, KY 41076 or to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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