John Eric Johnston

July 30, 1950 - June 19, 2011
John Eric Johnston

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John E. Johnston, 60, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, June 19, at his home following an extended illness. A native of Sullivan County, TN, he was the son of Eleanor Johnston Mahaun of Bluff City, TN, and the late William Ryden Johnston.

He was a 1972 graduate of East Tennessee State University, and had lived in Henderson County since 1978. He was a manager for King’s Department Store in Hendersonville, and was later employed by Belk’s Department Store, where he worked for 15 years. He was the former music director of Hendersonville First Wesleyan Church, and had attended Hendersonville Pentecostal Holiness Church. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sharp sense of humor.

A very loving and compassionate husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, Linda C. Johnston; his son, Jeff L. Clark and wife Kristene of St. Louis, MO; two grandchildren, Erik Johnston Clark and Gabrielle Alexandra Clark; his brother, Steve Johnston and wife Susan of Chilhowie, VA; his sister Cindy Johnston Eichman and husband Kevin of Knoxville, TN, and several loving nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held in Bluff City, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, Henderson County Council on Aging, 105 King Creek Blvd., Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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  • June 23, 2011
    Kathy & Tim Ailstock says:
    Linda, our prayers are with you at this time and our hearts are sadden in your loss. But we can rejoice and find comfort in knowing that John is directing an angel choir today! His love for you, family, and friends is still shining bright. He will always be in our hearts. He was one-of-a-kind and a good friend. It was an honor to sing with him in church. We'll always remember our trips together, lunches, and just getting together. We're blessed to have known John. We'll miss him. Love you sis, Kathy & Tim

  • June 23, 2011
    Sharon Pressley says:
    Linda, I know there are no words to soothe a broken heart when your helpmate has gone before you. But I know he's walking on two new legs today, and singing with a heavenly choir (with anthony Berger playing piano)! My prayers are with you, Sis and with Eric, Chrissy and the kids. All my love to you, G2

  • June 23, 2011
    Janice & Frankie Ledbetter says:
    Dear Linda and family we were so sorry to learn of John's passing hew will be miossed by all I will never for get his smile and his fast wit we are with you through our prayers

  • June 24, 2011
    Lynn Jackson says:
    So sorry for your loss. I worked at Belk's for a few years and John always had a smile on his face. I will keep the family in my prayers

  • June 24, 2011
    Maria Wagner says:
    So sorry to hear of John's passing. I'm praying for you Linda.