RED BAY, AL – Howard Johnston, 79, died Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, AL to Thomas Husie “T.H.” and Lonnie Humphries Johnston. He was a farmer and a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, July 21, 10 a.m. at Burnout Cemetery, Vina, AL with Bro. Billy Myrick and Bro. Greg Thorn officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of sixty years – Virginia Johnston, Red Bay, AL; four children– Benny Johnston (Karen), Red Bay, AL, Rita Pounds (Andy) Golden, MS, Kristie Thorn (Greg) and Lynn Quinn (Neal) Red Bay, AL; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; three sisters – Marie LeMay, Russellville, AL, Averine Ledbetter and Sue Davis, both of Red Bay, AL and one brother – Billy Johnston (Jane) Red Bay, AL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Belton Johnston and Thurman Johnston and two sisters, Lorene Hardin and Edith Ledbetter.
Pallbearers will be Austin Thorn, Nick Thorn, Luke Pounds, Blake Northington, Colby Cook, Danny Johnston, Chad Quinn and Hugh Johnston. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Morphis and Dylan Cornelius.