Robert Johnson, 71

Robert C. (Bob) Johnson, 71, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, in Odessa. He was born July 14, 1936, in Brady and married Beverly Ann Raney, May 16, 1964, in Big Spring. He served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years. After retiring from the military, he worked for the Colorado River Municipal Water District, retiring in December 2001. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of Big Spring; a son, Robert Allen (Rob) Johnson, and wife, Amy, of Big Spring; a daughter, Shanette (Shay) Damaske, and husband, Doug, of Flower Mound; two grandchildren, Samuel Raney Damaske and Audrey Ray Damaske, both of Flower Mound; his mother, Irene Fortson Maxwell of Big Spring; a brother, James L. Johnson, and wife, Linda, of Melvin; two sisters, Jeannette Holliman, and husband, B.J., of Big Spring and Helen Ray, and husband, Larry, of New Braunfels; four grandpuppies; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great- nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Pat Johnson. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House Foundation, 903 North Sam Houston Ave., Odessa, Tex. 79761.

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