|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1931|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 2009|
Center Point (Kerr County)
John A. "Johnny" Johnston, 78, of Center Point passed from this life at his home on Saturday evening, Sept. 19, 2009. He had lived in the Center Point and Kerrville area most of his life.
Born in Corsicana on March 31, 1931, Johnny was the son of Walter and Jewell (Hamilton) Johnston. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1948. He was a member of the "Barracks Bunch," the initial class of Navarro College, which met at the Army Air Corps field prior to completion of the construction of Navarro College.
Mr. Johnston served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged and attended Lamar University, where he graduated with a degree in geology.
Mr. Johnston married Michael Hopping of Kerrville and together they ventured into the business world. As a young man, he would take children to the YO Ranch on hunting trips through the Game Wardens' Association.
He owned various businesses in Kerrville, and at one point, he and his father-in-law owned Hopping Oil in Kerrville and later became the Fina distributor.
In his later years, he was an active real estate agent, working for various real estate offices in the Hill Country, most recently, Kerrville Realty.
He was a life member of the Elks, a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
Mr. Johnston was preceded in death by his wife, Michael Hopping Johnston in 1993; his parents, and a sister, Dorothy Williamson.
Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his daughter, Jeffri Johnston of Center Point; his sister, Helen Curington of Corsicana; nephews, Chip Curington and David Curington, both of Corsicana; nephews, Bobby Williamson, Randy Williamson and Ricky Williamson, all of the Houston area; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
There is no visitation.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Kerrville Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Ligon officiating.
Created by: Sherry Garrett Franklin
Record added: Oct 20, 2009
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