Bobby  Johns
Graveside services for Bobby Clifford Johns, 84, of Ada are at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Randy Johns and Rusty Tugman will officiate. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Johns passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at a local nursing home.
He was born Jan. 1, 1936, to Clifford and Stella A. Landrith Johns. He graduated from Ada High School in 1954 and received a bachelor's and a master's degree from East Central University.
Bobby married Gayle Russell on April 4, 1958.
Mr. Johns taught at Byng High School from 1961 until retiring in 1995. Later, he was employed with People's Electric Cooperative.
He was a longtime active member of Southwest Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Gayle, of the home; two sons, Ronny Johns and wife, Renee, and Randy Johns and wife, Loree; a daughter, Risa Forrester and husband, Tim; six grandchildren, Ali Lawson and husband, Blake, Quaid and Molly Johns, Jacy Johns, Luke and Lindsey Johns, Taylor and Katie Johns and Cal Forrester; four great-grandsons, Aiden, Lane, Lincoln and Jett; and a sister, Jan Rowsey.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Annetta Gibson.
Published on March 18, 2020


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Scott Hamiton
Mar 23, 2020
I met Mr. Johns when I was a H.S. baseball player at Asher ('82).
We crossed paths many times after that, always at the Byng baseball field press box.
My favorite story is when Bobby shared a taxi to a Cardinal game with Whitey Herzog (his friend) and Todd Zeile (my friend). Zeile (from UCLA) was my roommate for parts of three years in the minor leagues.
Mr Johns said, "Zeile just wanted to know one thing. 'Did Asher really win all those baseball titles I had to always hear about?' "
"Yes, they sure did." Bobby answered.

He was a fine gentleman. I will miss hearing that unique voice every time I'm at Stokes Field.
Anita Heikes
Mar 22, 2020
I'm saddened by the loss of Bobby johns,he was sweet man I enjoyed taking care of him made sure he was comfortable if he needed anything. He always new my name when I walk in his room, Gayle my thoughts and prayers going out to you sweetheart Bobby will be missed we all loved him dearly. May God be with you through this rough time your going through I love you gayle
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Ricky Nickell
Mar 20, 2020
I met Bobby when i was a kid playing little league baseball, and knew him to be a fair and very honest man that was good to all us kids he will be missed alot!
Wes Sullivan
Mar 19, 2020
I played baseball for coach Johns for six years and I never heard a bad word from him. He truly put into practice Paul's words in Philippians4:8-9.
Shirley Gatewood Family
Mar 19, 2020
We are saddened by the news of your loss. Bobby was a very compassionate man who was always as helpful and kind as possible. He was there for mine and many other families in our times of trial and sorrow. We will always remember him fondly. You miss him so much, but have the peace of knowing that he is in the best place possible and feeling the best ever. Love to you all.
Mike Pendley
Mar 19, 2020
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Bobby Johns by Mike Pendley.  Send flowers
Carl Pratchard
Mar 18, 2020
A truly good man. I learned from him almost everyday. I looked forward to seeing him and working with him. His wit was incredible and endless. He will be missed by so many people besides me
Jason Fulks
Mar 18, 2020
I'll never forget all the Ada baseball games that me and Bobby got to visit and drink coffee at, while he announced in the press box. He was a wonderful Christian man. I will truly miss Bobby. My prayers are with the family.
Dorothy Logan
Mar 18, 2020
He was a wonderful mentor to me as a beginning teacher and I will always remember his goodness, his generosity with his time for his students and the school. He will be missed by many.