Robert R. Johnston

Robert Ray Johnston age 73 of Highland, IL, born March 28, 1942 in Chicago, IL, passed away at 12:02pm on Monday February 29, 2016 at his residence.

Robert was retired from AT&T after more than 30 years of service.  He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL.  When he retired in 1991, he and his wife Joyce built a home on Kentucky Lake; 8 years later sold it and built another home nearby. He had worked for several churches in New Lenox and Joliet, IL and also Kentucky. While there, he and his wife Joyce made many friends. He loved camping with his trailers and motor home. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert H. and Esther nee Wungluck Johnston, and two cousins Bill Kopping and Joan Pfister.

Robert is survived by his wife Joyce nee Tromner Johnston whom he married May 23, 1964; a son Mark Robert Johnston of Castle Rock, CO, a daughter Robin (Keith) Miller of St. Louis, MO; two grandchildren Erin Joyce Miller, Sean William Miller, and a step grandson Sam Miller, two brothers; Roger (Miriam) Johnston of Eagle River, WI, and Wayne (MaryNell) Johnston of Evans, GA.

Memorial visitation will be from 4pm to 6pm on Friday March 4, 2016 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home in Maryville, IL.

Memorial service will be at 6pm Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Scott Adle officiating.

Memorials may be made to Word of Life Lutheran School or the Kidney Foundation.

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