David T. Johnston, 85, of rural Marshall, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Oct. 29, 1924, in Madison, he was the son of the late Harry Thomas Johnston and Alice Orr Johnston. He had lived in rural Marshall most of his life and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. On Jan. 13, 1951, he married Ruby Alice Howard, who survives of the home. He had worked at Banquet Foods for 36 years, loved farming, gardening and woodworking.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Gloria Bishop and husband, Marshall, of Marshall; five grandchildren, Sheila Evans and husband, Jeff, Connie Hardin, David Ray Crawford, Tina Vedder and husband, Kent, and Phillip Speckhals; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Brown and husband, Stanley, of Chatham, Ill., and Betty Sue Jolliff and husband, Paul, of Dodge City, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Speckhals, and one brother, Harry Monroe Johnston.
Additional information provided per family recompense.