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Robert Johnston Sr.

May 4, 1943 ~ March 9, 2021 (age 77)


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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March 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sawyer-George Funeral Home
12497 Leopard St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78410

Funeral Service
March 17, 2021

10:00 AM
Sawyer-George Funeral Home
12497 Leopard St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78410

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