This world lost quite a man this week. Col. Robert L. Johnston (U.S. Army, Ret.) was a strong, brave, and wonderful man. He loved his God, his bride, his family, his church and his friends both well and deeply. His kindness was extended to many, including me, and many find themselves grieving his passing today.

Remember that time I had to wear a UT Vols t-shirt to church one January Sunday after Tennessee beat my Aggies in the Cotton Bowl? That too was courtesy of Bob Johnston.

His departure leaves a hole in so many other lives. It was a privilege to know you, Bob.