1952 – 2014
On August 1, 2014 the Lord called Gene Authur Johnston, Sr., age 62, home for his eternal rest. He was born on May 18, 1952 to the late Orbie and Grace Johnston.
Gene graduated from Arkansas High before serving in the United States Army, where he received an Honorable Discharge in 1974. He was a self-employed contractor until his untimely death.
He leaves behind to mourn his passing his companion, Cynthia Mahoney of Greenville, FL.; three sons, Daniel Johnston of Detroit, MI., Gene Johnston, Jr. of Mound House, NV., and Jesse Johnston of Ashdown, AR.; one daughter, Amber Johnston of
Ashdown, AR.; and five grandchildren. Also, five brothers, Raymond (Joyce) Johnston of Doddridge AR., O. L. (Teresa) Johnston of Texarkana, AR., Ray (Barbara) Johnston of Texarkana AR., Dave (Kay) Johnston of Doddridge, AR., and John Dale Johnston of
Swansboro, NC.; four sisters, Thelma Johnston of Texarkana, AR., Fay (Wayne) McClain of Texarkana, AR., Judy (Malvin) McKinney of Fouke, AR., and Syble (Gary) Clark of Texarkana, AR.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Gene was proceeded in death by his brother Curtis Johnson and sister Lucille Clayton.
A local memorial service with military honors was held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Monticello Community Temple Church Of God In Christ, 630 East Holly Street, Monticello, FL. 32344.
Another memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Life House Church, 915 East Street in Texarkana, AR., with Rev. James Ross officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fisher House, P.O. Box 358296, Gainesville, Florida 32635.