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Ermal W. Johnston

November 24, 1934 September 1, 2018
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Ermal W. Johnston, age 83, of Greenville, IL, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Branson, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11 am at Wisetown Baptist Church. Friends may call Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 10 am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Wisetown Baptist Church, Bond County Hospice, and/or the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Fund.

Ermal was born November 24, 1934 in Clinton county to William E. and Opal Elizabeth Nordike Johnston. He married Betty Ann Sugg on January 19, 1954 in Hernando, MS. He is survived by two daughters: Tina (Warren) Dick of Athens, IL and Tammy (Scott Hulvey) Creasy of Greenville, IL; brothers William Elmer Johnston of Greenville, IL and Doug (Lucy) Johnston of Millstadt, IL; sisters Joann (Bob) Beitel of St. Louis, Mo and Sandy (Greg) Reynolds of New Berlin. IL. Four grandchildren: David Dick, Daniel (Jayann) Dick, Christina (Don) Anders, Ashley Rogers; and three great grandchildren: Zachary Dick, Justin Anders and Cynthia Rogers.

He grew up in Keyesport, Illinois attended Keyesport grade schools, then moved to the family farm south of Greenville, and graduated from Greenville High School. After high school, he worked at the Ford plant, as a supervisor for Alton Box Board, was a life-long farmer and a member of the Wisetown Baptist Church. He served two years in the United States Army being based out of Fort Sill, OK.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Terry Johnston; and a grandson, Chad Michael Creasy.

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Visitation

Wednesday

5

Sep

10:00 AM 9/5/2018 10:00:00 AM
Wisetown Baptist Church

173 Wietown Road
Greenville, IL 62246

Wisetown Baptist Church
173 Wietown Road Greenville 62246 IL
United States

Service

Wednesday

5

Sep

11:00 AM 9/5/2018 11:00:00 AM
Wisetown Baptist Church

173 Wietown Road
Greenville, IL 62246

Wisetown Baptist Church
173 Wietown Road Greenville 62246 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hug Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hug Cemetery Road
Pocahontas, IL 62275

Hug Cemetery Road Pocahontas 62275 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wisetown Baptist Church

173 Wietown Road
Greenville, IL 62246

The Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation

P.O. Box 496
Greenville, IL 62246

Bond County Hospice

1502 S Fourth Street
Greenville, IL 62246
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