Robert Edward Johns, Sr., 71, residing in the City of Suffolk, Virginia, went to be with his Lord on June 11, 2015 in Suffolk at the Kindred Nansemond Pointe Healthcare Center. He was suffering from the final stages of Parkinson’s disease.
Mr. Johns was born in Rahway, NJ, November 22, 1943. His parents, both deceased, were Frank Herman Johns and Leonora Konashefski Johns (Lee). He is survived by Sandy Potaski, Karen Murray, Michelle Pigna, Linda LaBrutto, Paula San Martin and Wayne Johns, his siblings.
Mr. Johns was married to Marie Marshall Johns also of Suffolk. He has three children; Robert Edward Johns, Jr., Jennifer D. Johns and Marjorie O. Myers. He was a graduate of the Institute of Christian Service at Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC. He served a tour of duty in the USMC and worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and NORSHIPCO for over 35 years in civil service.
Mr. Johns was a member of Avalon Hills Bible Church in Virginia Beach and enjoyed gospel music and was an avid fan of John Wayne, the actor. Mr. Johns was very patriotic and watching the old cowboy movies and war movies with John Wayne was his favorite activity.
The Johns family wishes to thank all of the healthcare professionals and caregivers who aided Mr. Johns in his rapidly declining months as well as those who have prayed for him tirelessly.
Mr. Johns loved the Lord, his family and his country. He is now at rest.
There will be a memorial celebration at Avalon Hills Bible Church on Saturday, June 13th from 10-11AM with a potluck reception in the church Coffee Cove. Pastor Rod Puckett will lead the celebration service. A private burial will take place at Rosewood Memorial Park.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
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