Joe Elton Johnston

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Joe Elton Johnston, 76, passed away June 11, 2015 in Conroe, Texas. He was born on December 25, 1938 in Dialville, Texas to Elton and Callie Mae Acker Johnston. Joe was a long time member and Deacon of Friendship Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Texas; current member and Deacon of Center Hill Baptist Church in Willis, Texas. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was initiated as an Oddfellow on April 18, 1974, was a member of the dismissed Summit Lodge #157 from 1974 to 1988. In 1989 he transferred to William Tell Lodge #27 and was a member there until 1994. In 1995 he transferred to Athens Lodge #961. In 1996 he transferred to Ennis Lodge #227 and was a member there until 2007. In 2007, he transferred to Conroe Lodge #67 and was a member there until his death this year. During his time as a member of the Oddfellows he held the titles of Past Noble Grand, Past Grand Treasurer, Past Noble Grand Master of Texas. He honorably served in the United States Army. Joe is preceded in death by his previous wife, Ladean Jones Curry Johnston, parents, Elton Berch and Callie Mae Acker Johnston, brother, Darrell Johnston and grandparents, Geoge and Carrie Dement Acker and David and Mary Johnston. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years Nella Walker Johnston, daughters, Ann Lemons and Elaine Barnett, step daughters, Lolita Thompson, Angee Dillard and Jerry; Artis Lothman McCormack, sister Sarah King and sister in law Glenda Johnston, grandchildren J.D. Dillard, Alice Lothman, Jade Chemene and husband Chris, Arthur Lothman, Allen Lothman, Gina Thompson, Arianna Lothman and Logan Thompson, foster grandchildren, Ronde York and James York, great grandchildren, Riley York and Levi York. Visitation will be held at Cashner Funeral Home on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 3-6pm. Funeral service will be in the Cashner Colonial Chapel on Monday, June15, 2015 at 10am with Bro. Don Bradshaw. Burial will follow on Monday at 3pm at the Resthaven City Cemetery in Jacksonville, Texas with Pastor Larry Smith. Pallbearers will be, J.D. Dillard, Arthur Lothman, Allen Lothman, Chris Chemene, James York, Cody Mixon and Jerry Dillard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Past Grand Masters of the I.O.O.F, and Henry Blahuta. You are invited to leave condolences to the family on our website www.cashnerconroe.com


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Published on yourconroenews.com from June 13 to June 26, 2015
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801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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