Dateline: September 13, 2007

Kenneth Ray Johnston, 73, died Monday, September 3, 2007, in Amarillo.

Graveside services with Military Honors were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2007, at Claude Cemetery in Claude, with Rev. Jess Little, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Claude, officiating. Burial was at Claude Cemetery. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mr. Johnston was born February 16, 1934, to Ray Nobel and Ilie Roberson Johnston in Bluffdale. Kenneth served in the US Navy in the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Moose Lodge. He was a resident of Claude and Amarillo most of his life. He was a loving father and grandfather. He was also a Christian.

Mr. Johnston was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Stephenson and husband Tony of Claude; one son, Lynn Johnston and wife Holly of Amarillo; four sisters, Katie Gaither of Odessa, Mary Christian of Dublin, Geneva Hall of Claude, and Vada Collins Wilson and husband Darrel Wilson of Lindsborg, Kan.; nephew, Ray Wilson and wife Karen of Olotho, Kan.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family requests memorials be to Claude ISD Memorial Scholarship Fund.



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