Bobby Joe Johnson, 82 - Travelers Rest,

Bobby Joe Johnson, 82, of Travelers Rest, passed away Monday at his home.

Born in Shelby, NC, he was a son of the late Joe and Effie Johnson. He was retired from J. P. Stevens and Enterprise plants, was a member of Ebenezer Lodge 101, U. S. Army veteran, a Boy Scout, and Clearview Baptist Church. Mr. Johnson loved the outdoors, USC Gamecocks, was an avid Bass fisherman and big kidder.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Mary Jo Johnson; son: Tommy Johnson; daughters: Deborah Reynolds (Roy), Patricia Nix (Ronnie), Kathy Toohey (Chip), Pam Matthews (Paul), Linda James (David), Melissa Miller (Thomas); grandchildren: Wendi, Josh, Mandy, Wes, Brandi, India, Laura Katherine, John, Anna, Rebecca, Olivia, Meredith, Natalie, Kendrick; great-grandchildren: Averi, Sam, Andrea, Brittany, Reagan, Jordan, Bryson, Jackson, Luke, Braxton, Elijah; great-great-grandchild: Tylan; special care-giver: Jamie Shipman; and pets Dolly and Rocky Top.

He was also predeceased by his first wife of 44 years Clara Marchbanks Johnson and brother Ralph Johnson.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 pm Thursday at The Howze Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday at The Howze Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605 or Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.

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