Edgar A. Johnston

Jan 28, 2019
Johnston, Edgar


11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel


One hour prior to services at Kearns


Garden of Memories Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. 


Edgar Alpheus Johnston, age 92, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare Hospice Unit in Lecanto, FL on Monday, January 28, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. 
Edgar was born on April 11, 1926 in Bonnots Mill, MO to the late Charles and Anna Marie (Vossen) Johnston.  

Edgar served in the United States Navy during World War II until his honorable discharge in 1946.

He had been a resident of Citrus County, FL for over 30 years after relocating from Waterloo, IA.  He was one of the first members of Falls Avenue Wesleyan Church in Waterloo and helped build the church building.  He was also a fourth grade Sunday School teacher for many years.  This church later became Sunnyside Temple and is now Cedar Valley Church.  In Florida he became a devoted and loyal member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene in Hernando, FL.  

Prior to retirement, he was a Foundry Worker at the John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo for 32 years.  At Deere he was affectionately known as “the preacher man” due to his devotion and spreading of the Word.  He also collected and sold hubcaps with an inventory of several thousand.   He became known as “the hubcap man”.

He was always very generous, loving and loyal to God, his family, his church family and his friends.  Telling and hearing jokes were always high on his priority list.  He was always a good example to his family.  He left everyone a legacy to live up to.

Those left to mourn Edgar’s passing and cherish his memory are his son: Lorin Johnston and his wife Sherry of Sarasota, FL; daughter, Alverna Magee and her husband Larry of Waterloo, IA; brother, Wayne Johnston of Peculiar, MO; sisters: Mildred Baatz of Traverse City, MI, Dorothy Desmond of Jefferson City, MO; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.  

Edgar was preceded in death by his first wife, LaVerne (Autenreith) on December 3, 1992, second wife, Ruby Jane (Norris) on January 13, 2017; son, Terry Joe Johnston on July 12, 2010; brother, Lincoln Johnston; and sister, Loraine Ashton. 
A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019 with visitation beginning at 3:00 pm followed by the service at 4:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Florida.

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