Obituary: Jackie J. Johnston

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 19:20:41-04

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 we said our last goodbyes to our beloved husband, uncle and brother, Jackie J. Johnston, 84, of Great Falls.

Born in Churubusco, Indiana August 12, 1935 to Luther and Opal Johnston, Jack attended local schools, graduating from Churubusco High School before joining the U.S. Air Force. While stationed in the Philippines, he met his beloved Melba. They were married in Reno, Nevada on October 12, 1966 and were together for 53 years until his passing.

Jack was a Radio Technician in the Air Force and was active duty for 21 years. He went on to work for another 20 years for Boeing. He loved hunting and was a hell of a good wing shot. An avid fisherman, his favorite fishing holes were at Canyon Ferry, Holter Lake and Tiber Dam.

A sports enthusiast, he loved watching Jimmie Johnson racing NASCAR, and could be found cheering for his San Francisco 49ers on any football weekend. When not watching sports, he enjoyed reading, especially westerns.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.