May 7, 1951
September 8, 2018
Glynn Edward Johnston ¬– beloved father, grandfather, son, and brother – passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones.
Born in Rayville, Louisiana, on May 7, 1951, he grew up in the country. He loved hunting, fishing, horses, football, and playing pranks on his little brothers. Affectionately called “Big John,” Glynn was a star running back in high school who was only slowed down by an injury when he broke his leg in route to the state championship game.
He was an avid reader and fan of movies, especially westerns. He often wore cowboy boots and sported a mustache for many years that would make Sam Elliott proud. He loved driving, whether it was his ’67 Mustang, the old truck he fixed up, one of his motorcycles, or a four-wheeler.
He was a hard worker and quick learner, working in various fields before serving for more than a decade as an electrician at the Brenham State Supported Living Center.
He loved Jesus and daily lived out his faith with the confidence that this was not his final home. He knew heaven awaited. After living a full and loving life, his wait is over.
He will be forever remembered by his sons, Jeremy and Josh Johnston, who inherited his quick wit, propensity for facial hair, and abiding love for their families. He is also survived by his former spouse and mother of his children, Sue Johnston, daughters-in-law, Merritt and Amanda Johnston, and five grandchildren (Peyton Edward, Aubrey Grey, Josiah Glynn, Silas Samuel, and Jubilee Merritt) who rightly believe their “Grampy” is the greatest. He is also survived by his siblings who managed to escape their prank-filled childhood with him: sister Elizabeth Ann (Jeff) Wiley, brother Mark (Judy) Johnston, and brother Duane (John) Johnston. He will also be missed greatly by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary Johnston, brother Benny Aubrey Johnston, and brother-in-law, Randy McLemore. No doubt they were part of his heavenly welcoming committee.
Family and friends are invited for a time of visitation on Tuesday, September 11, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel (2300 Stringer St., Brenham, Texas). A celebration of life will follow at 7:00 p.m. Since he had a sharp wit and enduring sense of humor, the service will undoubtedly include plenty of classic rock and funny stories. Interment arrangements at Hewitt Cemetery in Snake Ridge, Louisiana, are pending.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes chocolate, Tennessee Whiskey, or make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX. 979.836.361. For those who wish may access on-line guest registration at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.