Obituary of Robert Johnson

Robert Michael (Bob) Johnson, age 69, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, went home to be with his Lord, Friday, September 6, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. 

He was born February 13, 1950, in Fort Scott, Kansas the son of Robert Wayne Johnson and Margie Ladine Clark Johnson.

  Bob graduated from Fort Scott High School with the Class of 1968.  He then graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources.  He married the love of his life, Linda Boyd, on November 20, 1976, in Fort Scott, they had two children Derrick Wayne and Michael Randell.

  Bob loved spending time with his family. They took many trips to Roaring River, traveled to Pittsburg to see his son perform for the Pitt State choir, and went on numerous debate trips. Recently Bob loved spoiling his grandson, Randell Matthew. 

Bob also enjoyed sports; he was an avid Chiefs, Royals, and St. Louis Blues fan.


After graduating, Bob worked as Human Resources Director for Midwestern Distribution.  He then worked as Human Resources Director for the City of Fort Scott, where he served as a reserve Lieutenant and interim Chief of Police. Following retirement, he assisted with the debate and forensics program for Unified School District 234.


Survivors include his loving wife and best friend of 44 years Linda Linnett Johnson, his sons Derrick, and Michael and wife Jana, and their son Randy all of Fort Scott.  Survivors also include several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, Walter and Gertrude Johnson, an uncle, Raymond Johnson, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Rev. Rob Carr will conduct funeral services at 10:00am Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Cheney Witt Chapel. 

Burial will follow at the Memory Gardens Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends and loved ones for a visitation viewing from 5:00-7:00pm Thursday, September 12th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.


Memorial donations are suggested to the Bob Johnson Memorial Fund or Fort Scott High School Debate and Forensics Program and can be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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