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William "Bill" Allen Johnston

December 1, 1940 ~ July 8, 2019 (age 78)


William Allen “Bill” Johnston, 78, passed away Monday, July 08, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford following an extended illness.  He was born in Eugene, OR. to his parents, the late George and Rose Youngblood Johnston.    

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Johnston (LaDell Peterson) of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Mark Wayde Peterson (Shannon Donnelly) and Haily Peterson all of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren,  Haven and Kason Bean of Murfreesboro and special niece, Nancy (Norman) Pelham of Woodbury.  Also surviving are several other nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Johnston; brother, Lawrence Johnston and sister, Pauline Grove.
Bill was a member of the church of Christ and was retired from Jennings Tire Company.  Bill’s passion in life was being a fireman.  He first became a volunteer fireman in 1980 for the City of Woodbury.  He became the Chief of the Woodbury Fire Dept in 1982 until he retired in 2014. 
Funeral Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup and Bro. Norman Pelham officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Tuesday, July 09, 2019 and Wednesday until the time of service. For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

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July 9, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Woodbury Funeral Home

Funeral Service
July 10, 2019

2:00 PM
Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home
504 W. Main St.
Woodbury, TN 37190

Interment following funeral service
July 10, 2019

Pleasant View Cemetery
2355 Lonnie Smith Rd.
Woodbury, TN 37190

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