Paul R. “Bobby” Johnson

June 30, 1948 ‒ June 25, 2015

Grove City, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Paul R. “Bobby” Johnson age 66 of Grove City, Ohio and formerly of Marion, Ohio passed away Thursday June 25th 2015 at the Wexner Heritage Village Zusman Hospice Care Center from injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident.

Bobby was born June 30, 1948 in Ashland Ohio to Paul S. and Irene M.  (Matthes) Johnson.  He graduated from Marion Harding High School.

Bobby worked as a pipefitter and was a part of The Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 189 in Columbus Ohio.  Through his job as a pipe fitter he became a welding instructor and taught for many years.   He later ran his own business as a welding inspector which kept him busy during retirement.

Bobby had a passion for life outdoors.  He would not pass up the opportunity of grabbing a fishing pole and heading out to a local fishing spot.  He also spent a lot of his time on his boat on Lake Erie.   He also had a love for hunting, especially deer hunting.  When not hunting or fishing, he loved riding his Harley and being around his friend’s sharing stories along with making new ones.

Bobby will be dearly missed by his daughter Monica Light: stepson Patrick Phillips; grandchildren: Cody, Alex, Isaac, Nicholas, and Bella; sisters: Kay, Shirley, and Annette and his brother Harry.

Bobby was met at Heaven’s gates by his parents

Services honoring his life will be held at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion July 11th at 11:00 a.m. with Kevin Kehn officiating.

The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving Bobby’s family and condolences may be sent to his family at

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Bobby was a wonderful friend who always lit up the room and he forever will be in our hearts.

  • It saddens me that I didn’t know Bobby longer. He was thought of so highly by everyone and always full of life. He will be missed. So sorry for your personal loss.

  • It breaks my heart to know that Bobby has gone from this earth, but I find comfort in knowing that he is at peace. I was blessed to call him my friend. I love you Bobby. You will live forever in my heart.

  • I am very sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I will miss seeing Bobby at his golf league on Thursdays.

  • My condolences to his family and his many friends. Bobby managed to light up a room when he walked in and never met a stranger. I will miss everyone yelling “Bobby” whenever he arrived. His spirit will live on in the many lives he touched. Bobby will be sorely missed.

  • A lot of great memories around a great man . we will miss you much . its been a hell of a ride ..

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to Bobby’s family. Our hearts are broken and sad, but he left us with many happy memories. Rest in peace my friend.

  • So many have said it already because it is so true. Bobby you will be missed by so many people. Rest in Peace. You are loved.

  • It’s very sad to see him go so soon. He was always full of life. Rest in Peace Bobby.

  • Its hard to believe that you are gone. Your time was cut short, and we are all going to miss you so much. I had so many plan’s and spending the last week with some of your close friend’s it seems like they all had big plans with you as well.I wanted you to be at my wedding,to share that moment with you like I did with you and mom.I wanted to bring the boy’s back to Ohio so you could teach them to fish and camp and hunt just like you did for me. I can’t believe that none of these thing’s will happen. I want to thank you for everything you did for me and shared with me, thank you for being my dad.

    Until we see each other again in Heaven.

  • Paul Sumner has lost a great friend. He will certainly miss the fun times you and he had together and the future plans you had made. Thanks for all you were to him and for all you allowed him to be to you. I, too, will miss you. Even though I had not known you long I knew from the beginning you were a wonderful person. We will always miss you and never forget you. Thanks for wonderful memories. Paul and Margie

  • It’s still hard to believe that you’re gone. I just talked to you several days before the accident. Life is so short. I try to live every day to the fullest, as I know you did too. You will be missed by everyone who knew and loved you. Rest in Peace.

  • Bobby, I do miss you and feel so blessed that we were friends so many people you have touched.

    In this temporary state called life you were a bright light in my life and so many lives. You were a fierce friend and true to your word. I know one day our paths will cross again, MY FRIEND, till then may your spirit soar free… Rest in peace.

  • RIP Bobby Johnson. Prayers and condolences to your family and many friends. Thank you for looking after and guiding my son. He will miss you tremendously.

  • Bob, we both will remember the times, that you stayed with us when you came to Colorado to work. The laughter, the fun we had. We always looked forward to your visits. We were so hoping you would come and visit us now a little farther North, in WY, and then you had your accident. We are so sorry for you, and your family. We want them who remain, to know, we loved you. We loved our time with you. We appreciated what you taught us about what “you” learned in life. Praying that today, you are at peace with your Savior…we surely will miss you Bob. Thanks for every minute we were able to share with you. R. I. P.