Pastor James Anthony Johnston
James Johnston, of Morse Mill, was born February 16, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Leonard and Thelma (nee Bowersox) Johnston and went to heaven on July 19, 2018 at the age of 76 years and 5 months.
He is survived by his wife Becky Jo (nee Hackney) Johnston of Morse Mill, Missouri, three daughters; Tambra Lynn (Steven) Wiley, Angela Dawn (Paul) Neuschwander and Christina Joy Johnston; four grandchildren; Sean Michael (Haleigh) Wiley and Sondra Lynn Wiley, Gretchen Ann Neuschwander and Maxwell Dutch Neuschwander; and one great-granddaughter, Vivian Mae. He is also survived by three nieces and two nephews; Christopher Pfyl, Tonya Pfyl, David (Amy) Hackney, Holly (Nathaniel) Rogers, and Suzanne Siler, two great nieces and four great nephews; Lucas and Hazel Rogers, Hannah and Ezra Hackney, Christian, Caiden, and Corey Siler, three sister-in-law and three brother-in-law; Barbara Pfyl, Ben (Phyllis) Hackney, Brenda (Ed) Siler and a host of many cousins.
Brother Jim was pastor of Morse Mill Baptist Church for 37 years, he retired in 2009. He was still a member and attended Morse Mill Baptist Church. After his retirement he continued to preach part-time at various churches until his memory began to fail him. He truly enjoyed telling everyone including strangers that "Jesus loved them and so did he." He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Services: Visitation will be held Friday, July 27, 2018 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Morse Mill Baptist Church, 6955 State Road B, Dittmer, Missouri 63023 Funeral Service will also be held at the church Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Officiating: Pastor Gregg Fina
Interment: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Memorials may be made to Morse Mill Baptist Church, 6955 Sate Road B, Dittmer, Missouri 63023 or to Heartland Hospice, 12101 Woodcrest Executive Drive, # 102, St. Louis, Missouri 63141
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