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Robert Allen Johnson, Sr.

Robert Allen Johnson, Sr.
  • August 14, 1946 - September 1, 2021
  • Johns Island, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Pinecrest Baptist Church
    1285 Ashley Hall Road
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Allen, Amy, & Daniel, I just found out about the loss of your dear parents. I share with you my very fond remembrances, thoughts, & prayers. Murrie...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Sharon Willis - Charleston, SC

“I was so sorry to hear about Robert's and his wife's death. I knew Robert for a long time having met him on the playground and playing basketball, a...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: charles wlliams - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Allen and Amy, I am so sorry to learn of Robert's passing and so soon after you lost Murrie Alice. I enjoyed many good times with them. You are in...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Sherry Shealy Martschink - SC

“Allen and family, terribly sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Courtney Morris-West - SC

“Enjoyed seeing Robert @ the Muni ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Kevin Dwyer - Charleston, SC

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. You have honored your mother and...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Brooks and Tammy McGougan

“Allen, Amy, & Daniel, it´s so hard to believe we are doing this again 1 week after your momma. they truly had a bond that needed to remain. i will...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Price - Friend

“To my Dear Uncle Robert I´m so very thankful to have been able to have you for my Uncle we had a good heart to heart talk last week and I´m very...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Noonie and Family

“I knew Robert and Murrow Alice from St Matthews Lutheran Church. They were truly in love and the best. Robert loved to tell how she changed his life....Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Kaye Ziebell Pegram - Friend

“RIP RJ. You will be missed by many. I for one enjoyed the friendship we shared over the years at the muni, as well as the many laughs. You are ...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Chuck Zirkle - Friend

“So very sorry to hear of Robert's passing. I went to Rivers High with him and always look up to him. He was always a kind southern gentleman. He...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Linda McCants

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless all of the Johnson family. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Tom and Donna Zollars

“Robert was a kind, witty, and intelligent man, with whom I always enjoyed chatting about life, sports, family, politics, and much more. I will miss...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Timothy Foster - Charleston, SC

“Robert had become a good friend since we met at the Muni where we both did volunteer work. He was a jovial and kind soul who will be sorely missed...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Speziale - Johns Island, SC


Robert Allen Johnson, Sr., 75, of Johns Island, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest at his residence on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. His Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Pinecrest Baptist Church, 1285 Ashley Hall Road at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends Saturday September 4, 2021 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Private burial will be held at a later date in Pomaria Cemetery, Pomaria, South Carolina.

Robert, broker-in-charge of Robert A. Johnson Realty and Appraisals, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elmer S. Johnson, Sr. of Charleston, South Carolina. He is survived by his son Allen Johnson, of Johns Island, South Carolina, his daughter, Amy Hatchet of Charleston, South Carolina, and his beloved grandson, Daniel Hatchet. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Patricia S. Stiles of Clearbrook, Virginia, his brother-in-law, Ernest O. Shealy, Jr. of Silverstreet, South Carolina and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Robert was very active at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina as well as his current church, Pinecrest Baptist Church in Charleston, South Carolina where he served as a deacon. In his youth and younger days, he enjoyed and excelled in every sport he could play including competing at the state level in college tennis. Later in life he followed many sports and was an avid golfer who enjoyed playing as often as he could. When he met his late wife, Murrie Alice, he bonded with his soon to be father-in-law, who ran the municipal airport in Newberry, South Carolina as well as instructing students in flight, by obtaining his private pilot's license. Robert was a graduate of Rivers High School in Charleston, South Carolina in 1964 and Newberry College, where he met his wife, in 1968. Though Robert was truly a gentleman, he had a "slight" impish streak that resulted in a consuming wit and abounded in sarcasm. We will all miss that wit and sarcasm and the knowledge that, even though he was a GOP (grumpy old person, as his grandson would tease), he was always full of good advice and willing to go over and above to help someone.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Murrie Alice Shealy Johnson and his brother, E. Sidney Johnson, Jr.

Memorials may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church, 1285 Ashley Hall Road, Charleston, SC 29407.

The family will be assisted in Charleston by J. Henry Stuhr Inc.