THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Bob Guill Johnson, 70, entered into rest September 15, 2006 at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta.
He was a resident since early childhood of Thomson and was the son of the late Bob Poole Johnson and Aelise Kitchens Johnson.
The funeral was held at 4 p.m., Monday, September 18, 2006 at the Thomson First United Methodist Church with Revs. Brian Davis, Tom Kerr and Liza Marler officiating. Interment followed at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Lewis Smith, Harry Johnson, Bill Mabry, Howell Roberts, Rusty Lovelace and L.D. "Sonny" Pierce. Honorary pallbearers were the Thomson Rotary Club and the Men's Bible Class of the Thomson First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Johnson is survived by a sister, Jeanette J. Rowe of Beaufort, SC and a friend, Virginia Rogers of Thomson. He is also survived by a fourth cousin, James Earl Carter, Jr. of Plains, Ga.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Thomson. There he was a member of the Church Council, the Men's Bible Class, a member of the Chancel Choir and a member of the Handbell Choir. Mr. Johnson was also was a member of the Thomson Rotary Club and a member of the A. J. Miller Lodge #204, F. &A.M.
He graduated from Thomson High School and attended the University of Georgia. He served in the U. S. Navy where he was an original member of the U. S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, the Navy Chorus. Mr. Johnson was an inspector with Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service. He was the sales manager of Johnson Union 76 service station in Thomson.
Mr. Johnson authored and compiled a book, William Johnson, Sr. 1750-1830. The Johnsons of Warren County, Georgia. The book was the genealogy of the Johnsons, Harts, and Pooles.
Memorials may be made to the Music Ministry Organ Fund, First United Methodist Church, 353 Main Street Thomson, Ga. 30824.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.