FRANKLINTON - Robert Lee Johnson, 72, died Thursday, June 28, 2007 at Duke Health Raleigh Hospital, Raleigh. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 3, in the Franklinton High School Gymnasium in Franklinton, with the Rev. Yvonne Beasley officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Franklinton.
He was born in Franklinton to the late Paul Johnson Sr. and Catherine Hawkins Johnson. Mr. Johnson received a bachelor's degree in biology and physical education from St. Augustine's College, a master's degree in safety and driver's education and a master's degree in education administration, respectively, at N.C. A&T State University, Greensboro. He was assistant principal and later the principal of Franklinton High School. He retired in 1991 after serving 34 years in the public school system.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lula Morgan Johnson, and his brother, Paul Johnson Jr.
Surviving: his wife, Sandra Wright Johnson; children, Everett Johnson (Freda) of Durham, Robyn Johnson of Raleigh, Kimberly Johnson of Durham, and Sonya Johnson of the home; brothers, John R. Johnson (Brenda) of Raleigh, Leonard Johnson (Carolyn) of Bowie, Md., and Charles Johnson (Elaine) of Franklinton; sisters, Geraldine Johnson of Franklinton, Bettie Jenkins (Tommy) of Landover, Md., and Catherine Hawkins of Temple Hills, Md.; and two grandchilden.
Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.