Charles Douglas Johnston
LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at a 11:30 AM Memorial Service in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Charles Douglas Johnston, 87, who died Monday, October 21, 2013 in Kenner, Louisiana.
Pastor Robert Miller of First Lutheran Church in Lafayette, Louisiana will conduct the funeral services.
Survivors include his son, Douglas Johnston, Jr. and his wife, Linda Champagne Johnston; one sister, Virginia Good; one grandson, D.J. Johnston, III and his wife Silvia; and one niece, Virginia Ann Doyle.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marjorie Rose Johnston; and his parents, Charles and Aldine Johnston; and his grandson, Jeremiah Johnston.
Charles Douglas Johnston was born on August 16, 1926 in Vicksburg, MS. Mr. Johnston graduated from Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA. He was a Chemical Engineer, he worked for Gulf Oil Company, Tenneco Oil Company, and then started his own company in Lafayette, Doug Johnston and Associates. Over the years, he worked in Paraguay, South America, and Nigeria. He was a member of Hope Lodge #145, Habibi Temple, Lafayette Shrine Club, was a longstanding member of the Lafayette Petroleum Club, and was an avid outdoorsman. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force during WWII
. He loved and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an inspiration and was admired by his many friends in Louisiana and around the world. Charles Douglas Johnston was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him and will be dearly missed.
The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN location on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 10:00 AM until time of service.
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