Bobby Leon Johnston of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma passed away on March 14th, 2023, at the age of 89. Bobby was born in Ola, Arkansas on June 29th, 1933. He was the son of Roy Faye Johnston and Blanche Mae Johnston (Hill).
Bobby was a decorated war veteran. He was a man of many distinctive medals and honors. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1954 and received an honorable discharge. One thing that can be said about Bobby is that he lived a life filled with strength, confidence, laughter, and love for his family. He enjoyed fishing and hunting (even though he never really caught anything). On his hunting trips, he could be found sitting in the truck, keeping it warm with coffee and a cigarette in hand. He enjoyed playing dominoes and cards and teaching others how to play poker, as he would gripe about it. He was a man of many talents; he was a dairy farmer, a truck driver, served in the Army, managed convenience stores, bagged ice, and always told you what he was thinking. You could always find him either watching an old western, drinking a cup of coffee, or smoking a cigarette. He generously shared his stubbornness, attitude, and need to share his advice with anyone he felt needed it. He loved his family and always pushed them to achieve their greatness and was always there when you needed him.
On his last days, he was surrounded by family and friends. He enjoyed some of his favorite foods, shared stories of his days in the service, and was in good spirits. It was as if, he waited until his loved ones could say their final goodbyes. He said, “I am going home to be with my momma, my daddy, and Jesus.” His memory will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he knew and all that loved and interacted with him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy F. Johnston and Blanche M. Johnston, his sister Francis M. Carroll, and brother Billy F. Johnston.
Left to treasure his memory are his sister, Vera Bowen (Johnston) of Hugo, Oklahoma, his beloved wife, Maria Johnston of Tampico, Mexico; his children Rosa Bettes of Yukon, Oklahoma, Vickie Clegg of Duncan, Oklahoma, Jamie Morales and husband Ernie Morales of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Laura Johnston and Terry Workman of Owasso, Oklahoma, Sherrie Logan and husband Arlie Logan of Blanchard, Oklahoma, Bobbie Jo Johnston of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Manuel Rodriquez Delgado of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Diana Rodriquez Delgado of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Judith Rodriquez Delgato of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Also, survived by 28 grandkids, 26 great-grandkids, 4 great-great-grandkids, and many more loving family and friends.
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