By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Longtime political reporter Bob Johnson for the Associated Press, Birmingham Post Herald, and Montgomery Advertiser will be buried in Fultondale at Walker Chapel Funeral Home and Memorial Garden at 2:00 pm. Visitation is at 1:00 pm.
The ‘Birmingham News’ obituary:
“Aug. 31, 1949-May 13, 2016 Bob Johnson, age 66 of Gardendale, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. He attended Church of the Highlands. He graduated from and was an avid and proud fan of The University of Alabama. Bob retired after over 40 years of service as a journalist for various media outlets, the last 14 years with the Associated Press. He is survived by his children, Robby Johnson (Becky), Michelle Johnson, and Whitney Johnson; grandchildren, Christian Johnson, Zylayah Johnson, Malik Johnson, Kayden Johnson, and Brooks Johnson; he is also survived by many friends and colleagues. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Walker Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Jerrel Brown and Pastor Jamil Gilleylen officiating. Interment will follow at Walker Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Walker Chapel Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 205-849-5000, Fultondale.”