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Paul Johnston

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Paul Johnston

Louisville, KY - Paul Johnston was born in Louisville, Kentucky on November 7, 1931; the second of seven children to John and Margaret Johnston. He attended DuPont Manual High School, Lindsey Wilson Junior College, Western Kentucky University where he received his bachelor's degree in English, and Webster University where he received his master's degree in Business Administration. Mr. Johnston served a distinguished twenty-four-year career in the United States Air Force. He retired in 1978 as a Colonel and Missile Wing Commander at Little Rock Air Force Base. His second career was in Fort Worth with the Newell and Newell company serving as a construction supervisor, safety office, and human relations executive for twenty years. Mr. Johnston was an original board member and owner of Riverbend Bank and continued to sit on that board until his death. He was also a board member of Expanco Incorporated. Mr. Johnston was an active member of the church throughout his life and a member at Handley United Methodist Church. He volunteered his time as a DFW Airport Ambassador and as a supporter of the Fort Worth ISD working with the Lowery Road Elementary School. Paul Johnston is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Toni, and his son Jerry. He is survived by his sons John Neil, and Kevin, and daughter Julie; daughters in law Pat, Rachel, Janet and Kelli; grandchildren Brian, Katie, Kyle, Annie, Max, Carly, Josie and Ema; great grandchildren Eloise and Rachel Ruth; his brother John, his sisters Judy and Phyllis, a large extended family and numerous friends. Mr. Johnston died on April 9, 2018. Visitation will take place at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home on Friday, April 13th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will take place at Handley United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 13, 2018
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