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Lester Bridges Johnston (04-30-2015)
Photo of Lester Bridges JohnstonLester was born on February
18, 1942 and passed
away from this life in the
early morning of April 24,
Lester served his country
honorably for two years
in the United States Armed
He retired from Frozen
Foods Express after 41
years of service. He lived in
Lancaster, Texas for many
years but mostly in his 18
wheeler, where he traveled
all over the United States.
As the song goes, “Ive been
everywhere, man.” He received
numerous safety and outstanding awards and
respect from his fellow co-workers and friends at FFE.
He retired and came back to his home that he loved so
much in Downsville, where he became active in his community.
He loved to share his hospitality, his farm raised
vegetables and eggs and with friends, family and neighbors.
Preceding him in death were: His parents, James Lester
Johnston and Janie Bridges Johnston.
Survivors are: His two daughters – Danna Ruth Johnston-
Wesson and Andrew Wesson and Kasie Loud and
husband Lendoll of Kaufman, Texas; two sisters – Dorothy
Eathorne of Garland, Texas and Frances Jennings and
husband James of Downsville; brother Van Johnston and
wife Charlotte of Downsville; grandchildren, Kaleb and
Kazleigh Wesson and Kaiden and Kameron Loud.
He was a member of Holmesville Baptist Church. He
loved bluegrass gospel and country music.
He enjoyed hanging out with his friends and loved his
children and his nieces and nephews. He loved showing
off his fruit trees and garden when they came around.
He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing
him. Our pain is great today because our love for him
is great.
Pallbearers were Jerry Thurston, Len Alvis, Warren
Alvis, Ashley Bailey, Nathan Ryan Jennings and Ryan
David Lofton. Honorary pallbearers were Stein Bearden,
Von Bearden, Leonard Ledford and Robert Cavanaugh.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015,
at Kilpatrick’s in Farmerville. Funeral services were
held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Holmesville
Baptist Church in Downsville with Rev. Jerry Whitman
and Dr. Ryan Jennings offi ciating. Interment followed in
Holmesville Baptist Church Cemetery.