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Carson Johnston

November 16, 1937 ~ October 31, 2018 (age 80)

Carson Johnston, age 80, of Leoma, TN passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, TN.  He was a native of Lawrence County, TN, retired banker after 34 years, and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.  Mr. Johnston served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.  He was in the 1970 Edition of the Outstanding Young Men of America, Treasurer with the Lawrence County Civitan Club from 1972 until 1973, and commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1978.  In 1981, Mr. Johnston was awarded Boss of the Year from Lawrence County B&P.W., received an Honorary Citizen Award from Metropolitan Nashville in 1986, and a Service Award from the Lawrence County Jaycees.  He served as President of the Tennessee Natchez Trace Corridor Association from 1990 until 1991.  He was also a member of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce and the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce where he served as President from 1990 until 1993.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Spencer Johnston and Leota Ayers Johnston Hartsfield; and one sister, Doris Nell Osborn.

He is survived by 

Wife - 
Dene Krick Johnston, Leoma, TN

Three Sons - 
Sam Johnston, Dickson, TN
David Johnston and wife, Talisa, Leoma, TN
Robert Carson Johnston, Jr., Columbia, TN

Three Grandchildren - 
Maegan Unruh
Elizabeth Johnston
Seth Johnston

Those serving as pallbearers -
Mike Richardson
Jim Jaco
Keith Durham
Roger Wilson
Jakie Gieske
Harold Rucker

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Friday, November 02, 2018 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Friday, November 02, 2018, with Chris Campbell officiating.  Interment will follow at Blue Water Cemetery in Loretto, TN with full military honors.  Family suggests memorials be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN  38105-9959.  Condolences may be sent by way of our website at

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