Robert Johnston Sr. Profile Photo
1943 Robert 2021

Robert Johnston Sr.

May 4, 1943 — March 9, 2021


On March 9,2021, Robert Johnston died at home of natural causes. He was 77 years old.

Robert Johnston is survived by his son Robert Johnston of Texas, his siblings Phyllis Sue Bayne of Indiana, Juanita Valadez of Texas, Sharon Johnston of Texas, Elmer Johnston of Texas, Daughter-in-Law Angela Johnston, his grandkids Krystle Johnston, Alyssa Johnston, Bobbi Johnston, Ashley Gonzalez (Priscilla), Samantha Zentz, and Trent Johnston, nieces/nephews and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Johnston, his son Fred Johnston, his siblings Kerry Lynn Johnston of Indiana, Sandra Johnston of Louisiana and his parents Elmer Milo Johnston of Texas and Ruth Johnston (Baughman) of Indiana.

Robert was born on May 4, 1943 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He graduated from Tyner High School in 1961 and went on to attend Tri-State University.

Robert married Virginia in 1968. They met while visiting family and they welcomed Fred in 1970 and Robert Jr. in 1972. Raised his family in West Texas and finally settled down in Corpus Christi. He loved relaxing on the beach and feeding the birds. He also loved being outdoors, camping and traveling while enjoying site seeing.  He was an outgoing person who loved making friends and going out to eat at Mexican restaurants. He had a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying and relaxing in his chair reading. He enjoyed spending time with family especially all his special grandchildren, they were his world. A Visitation will be held at Sawyer-George Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held March 17, 2021 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with a graveside service to follow at Memory Gardens.

Pall Bearers

Trent Johnston

Chris Powell

Christopher Konen

Timothy Weekley

Diego Sandoval

Elmer Johnston

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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