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Robert Eugene 'Buck' Johnson

February 25, 1943 December 14, 2011
Robert Eugene 'Buck' Johnson
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Obituary for Robert Eugene 'Buck' Johnson

Robert Eugene 'Buck' Johnson, 68, of New Bern died Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at his residence in New Bern. Born February 25, 1943 in Washington County he was the son of the late Robert Glenn Johnson and Thelma Mollohan Johnson. Buck was known by so many of his friends through his passion of golf, his career in the paper industry and the fun he had shag dancing. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1961 and North Carolina State University in 1966 and from his earliest years to his last he was an athlete that loved the game. In High School, the 'game' was football, basketball and baseball. In college he pitched for NCSU, pitching 2 shutouts in 1963, one against the season's ACC Champions. But for most of his life 'his game' was golf. He won many championships throughout his life and he loved the game and his many friends who shared it with him. His family includes his wife, Doris Jackson Johnson; daughter, Stephanie J. Coker; sons, Steven Johnson and Brian Johnson; grandchildren, Hope Johnson, Madison Johnson, Savannah Coker, Alexis Coker and Nathan Coker; sisters, Mary Louise Leavitt and Janice Harden; sister-in-law, Nancy Peek; brother-in-laws, Peter Leavitt, James Peek and Tommy Jackson and his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 11:00 am at Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 10:00 to 10:45 am at Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church of New Bern. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.

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