Posted: Mon 3:46 PM, Apr 28, 2014
December 12, 1925 – April 24, 2014
Keith Johnston, 88, of College Station, passed from this life on Thursday, April 24, at the College Station Medical Center. His family will receive guests during visiting hours from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 28, at the funeral home. A graveside service will be at 1:30pm on Tuesday, April 29 at Rest Ever Memorial Park. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Keith was born in Robertson County on December 12, 1925 to Thomas Leslie and Vera Couch Johnston. After graduating high school, he went to work as a ranch foreman in Bald Prairie, TX. In 1960, Keith moved his family to Bryan and would call this his home until his death. Keith became a building contractor, working on many houses in Bryan/College Station before his retirement.
Keith was most known for his love of music. He would play his mandolin and sing as long as anyone would listen. You could always hear him singing a tune or whistling when you came to visit him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy Johnston; son, Tom Johnston; brother, A.W. Johnston and sisters, Thelma Godsey, Luceale Johnston and Nell Ingledue; brother-in-law, Johnny Leistner and son-in-law, Billy A. Francis.
Surviving Keith are his daughters, Carolyn Francis of Tabor Community, Ann Freeman of Greenville, Norma Johnston of College Station, Linda Francis and husband Stan of Tabor Community; son, Jerry Johnston of Bryan; brother, Thomas Johnston and his wife, Sue; sisters, Joyce Leistner and husband Johnny; nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He will be missed by all. Expressions of condolence may be made at callawayjones.com. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley at 502 West 26th Street, Bryan, Texas, 77801.