LTC (RET) Howard R. Johnston
1924 - 2011
BORN
1924
DIED
2011
FUNERAL HOME
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN
LTC (RET) Howard R. Johnston, 86, Clarksville, died Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Fieldstone Place Retirement Center.
No services are planned. Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born March 31, 1924 in Bruce Lake, Indiana son of the late Ralph Valentine Johnston and Thelma Reed Johnston. He is also preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Pauline and their son Eric.
LTC (RET) Howard R. Johnston was retired from the US Army after 23 years on active duty. He was a combat veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a Senior Aviator, qualified in fixed and rotary wing aircraft and the 44th certified Flight Examiner in the United States. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion and Vietnam Helicopter's Association. He was a member of the Jewish faith.
Survivors include daughters: Nicole' Vance (Herschel) of St. Louis, Missouri and Jill Gilbert (James) of Clarksville, Tennessee; sister Sharon Hiland (Jim) of Glendale, Arizona; and four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.
Published by The Leaf Chronicle on Mar. 1, 2011.
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Jill - your father was a beautiful man, I loved him dearly and will miss him for the rest of my life. He and your mother were just so wonderful to me. I will never forget him. Lisa
Lisa Gregory
March 10, 2011
Jill,
We were so sorry to hear about your father. I always enjoyed talking to him during his visits to Manchester College. My kids enjoyed meeting him when he asked them to offer a jewish prayer during the class of 1949 luncheon a few years ago.
May his memory be for a blessing.

Susie, Glenn, Alex, Hannah and Andy Sharfman
Manchester College
North Manchester, IN
March 10, 2011
We will miss you dad. Allof our love. Jim and Jill
Jill Gilbert
March 1, 2011
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