Robert Harry Johnson, 83, Travelers Rest

Robert Harry “Bob” Johnson, 83, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Greenville, SC.

Bob was born Feb. 20, 1935 to Harry and Olive Johnson in Whitefish, Montana. He graduated from Chinook High School in 1953 and the University of Montana in 1961. He also served in the United States Navy from 1954-58. He moved to Seattle, Wash., in 1961, where he met Robin Adele Rygg, whom he married in 1962.

He taught math at Seahurst Junior High School and later worked in computers at Boeing Co. By 1969, they had two children, Karl and Erika, and moved to Spartanburg, SC, when he went to work at Milliken and Co. on the supercomputer, and later Union Camp, Spartanburg Technical College, and then owned Creative Business Services in Gaffney. They attended Lamb of God Lutheran Church for 20 years, and later Providence Presbyterian. Bob was a trusted member of each of their church homes, including Locust Hill Baptist Church in Travelers Rest, and his most important ministry was always that of helping in the management of Sunday collections.

In 2002 they moved to Travelers Rest, where Bob made a valiant effort at golfing, but succeeded in sitting on the front porch in the morning, and the back deck in the afternoon. Bob loved Jesus, his family, and his Kindle.

He is survived by his wife, Robin; son Karl Johnson (Renee) of Spartanburg; daughter Erika Cannon (Michael) of Sewanee, Tn; grandchildren Isabel Spinelli of Sewanee, Tn., and Charlotte, Daniel and Madeleine Johnson of Spartanburg.

A celebration of his life service will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at Locust Hill Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be expressed here.

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of arrangements.