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LT George Dewey Johnston, Jr

LT George Dewey Johnston, Jr

Ashburn, Turner County, Georgia, USA
Death 8 Jul 2015 (aged 93)
Virginia Beach City, Virginia, USA
Burial Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 149688718 · View Source
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George D. Johnston, Jr., 93, (LT, USN, Ret.) went to be with his Lord and Heavenly Father on July 8, 2015.

George was born on June 5, 1922 in Ashburn, GA to George D. Johnston, Sr. and Bernice L. Durham Johnston. He graduated from Newnan High School, GA in 1939 and enlisted in the Navy in 1941.

He was very proud of his country and his naval career, seeing action in both WWII and the Korean War. He retired as Lieutenant in 1967.

While on leave, he met Susan Warren, the love of his life. They married in 1947, and the couple moved to San Diego, CA. In 1956, now with two young sons, the family moved to Virginia Beach. George continued his naval career until retirement. He then began a second career in Real Estate, retiring as a Broker in 1987. George and Sue spent the next 18 years traveling between Sarasota, FL and Virginia Beach.

George was a deeply spiritual person and was a member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church since 1957, serving as Sunday School Teacher, Deacon and Building Committee member. While living in Aragona Village, George was instrumental in forming organized youth baseball, beginning with only 4 teams and eventually becoming Aragona-Pembroke Little League.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 68 years, Susan W. Johnston (Nee Warren); sons, Steven Johnston (fiancée Laura Parker), Ronald Johnston; grandsons, Ken (Sara), Neil (Dana); great grandchildren, Camden, Payten, Ryan and Scarlett; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Garnet and Ronald, and sister Helen.

The family will receive friends at Thalia Lynn Baptist Church on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the church sanctuary by Dr. Prentis McGoldrick. A reception will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall. Interment with military honors will be held in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Hollomon-Brown, Kempsville Chapel. The family requests memorial donations be made to Thalia Lynn Baptist Church Sanctuary Renovation Fund. Condolences may be offered to the family at:

Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 10, 2015.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LT George Dewey Johnston, Jr (5 Jun 1922–8 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149688718, citing Colonial Grove Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by HDR (contributor 47861862) .