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James Leon Johnston, age 86, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in Conroe, Texas. Born in Eldorado, Arkansas, the youngest of 3 children born to Paul and Nora Johnston. Preceded in death by his parents, his brother George and sister Dorthea. Survived by wife of 39 years, Melba Johnston; sons Marshall Johnston of Houston, TX; Joel Gilmore and wife Jennifer Gilmore of Richmond, TX; and his pride and joy, his granddaughters Skyler Kate and Lily Reese Gilmore; numerous nephews and nieces and other extended family and friends.

After Honorable discharge from the Navy in WWII, Jim had a life-long career as Landman, working for Cabot Corp; Mitchell Energy and until his retirement, for First Matagorda Corp.

A special thank you to the Vineyard Class at West Conroe Baptist Church and caregivers, Aveena, Jackie, Allie, Jennifer and Madison for loving and respectful care of "Mr. Jim".

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be officiated by his Pastor, Dr. James (Jay) Gross on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM at West Conroe Baptist Church at 1855 Longmire Rd., Conroe, Texas, 77304.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sanctuary Building Fund at West Conroe Baptist Church or The Alzheimer's Organization.

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West Conroe Baptist Church
1855 Longmire Rd
Conroe, TX 77304
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Published on yourconroenews.com from Nov. 6 to Nov. 19, 2015