Robert (Bobby) Bailey Johnston, Jr.

Published 2:37 pm Thursday, December 14, 2023

Robert (Bobby) Bailey Johnston Jr., passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. He was 89.

Bobby was born in Holly Bluff, Mississippi, on Oct. 19, 1934, to Robert Bailey Johnston Sr. and Evelyn Annie Tavenner Johnston.

In 1951, Bobby was wed to the love of his life, Johnie Ruth DeWeese, and they made their home and started their family in Vicksburg soon after.

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For over 50 years, he was employed in several capacities by the Cappaert family through Magnolia Mobile Homes, Guerdon Industries and Cappaert Manufactured Housing.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Marie Clayton (Stanley), Lorene Nichols Craft, Katie Johnston, Esther Ross (Roy) and Wade House (Jim); and his wife of 68 years, Johnie Ruth. We are so grateful that they are reunited in Heaven.

He is survived by his three children, Bettye Ralon (Don), Ronnie Johnston (Jean) and Sandy Terrell (Allen); six granddaughters, Sara Gaul (Michael), Liz Rackoff (Michael), Abigail Perry (Shawn), Kate Perez (Ty), Kaycie Walters and Sara Allen (Joshua); great-grandchildren Madeleine, Conner, Gracie, Isaac, Sawyer, Abel, Addison, Hunter, Olivia and JJ; his brother, William E. Johnston Sr. (Viola); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday, Dec. 15, at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home with graveside services following.

Pallbearers will be Mike Jones, Shawn Perry, Isaac Summers, Allen Terrell, Mike Walters and Ty Wilson.

Mr. Walter King, along with the rest of the staff at Vicksburg Convalescent Center will serve as honorary pallbearers.