May 03, 2021

SAPULPA, Okla.- Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lexington Road Family Church, 811 Lexington Rd., in Sapulpa, for Rev. Robert S. Johnson, 86, Sapulpa, who died Friday, April 30, 2021.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, at Smith Funeral Home in Sapulpa.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, the Reverend Reba Johnson; three daughters, Rebecca Meyers and husband Mark, Rechelle Brown and Rhonda Johnson; five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one cousin and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by father, Stanley Fulton; mother, Carol Johnson; stepfather, Robert C. Johnson; brother, Richard Johnson; stepsister, Lennah Johnson; son, Robert David Johnson and his maternal grandparents, David and Lenna Wiser, who had a tremendous influence on Reverend Johnsons formative years.

Robert Stanley Fulton was born July 19, 1934, to Carol Wiser Fulton and Stanley Edwin Fulton. Two sons were born of this marriage. After a divorce and marriage to Robert C. Johnson, Mrs. Johnson went to court and changed the boys names from Fulton to Johnson without their consent.

Reverend Johnson graduated from Alma High School, Alma, Mich. and attended Tri-State College in Angolo, Mich. He entered the Air Force during the time of the Korean Conflict, where he served four years and was honorably discharged. While in the last month of service he met his bride. Upon his discharge, they were married in 1958. He always referred to their long courtship; they met March 31, had one date and married June 1 of the same year.

After a season of being an auditor, the Johnson’s bought a successful business and operated it for several years. In this period, God called both of them to the ministry full time. Reverend Johnson started ministering in the local Methodist Church. When the call from God came, they both attended Rhema Bible Training Center. Upon graduation, they began pastoring. Over a 36 year span, six churches were founded and pastored. Reverend Johnson loved people and was a soul winner.