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March 3, 1927—Oct. 27, 2015 Robert W. A. Johnston, 88, of Fairfield Glade, TN, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at Cumberland House. He was born March 3, 1927, in Massachusetts, son of the late Robert William Johnston and Kathleen Grace (Hanson) Johnston. After proudly serving his country in the United States Navy and the United States Air Force during the Korean War, Robert made a career in quality control with General Electric. He is survived by his wife, Donna Marie Garb, Fairfield Glade, TN; sons, Dana Johnston of Georgia and Charles Johnston of New Jersey; daughter, Sharon Devereaux of Alabama; and daughter-in-law, Pat Harris, Fairfield Glade, TN. He is also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Johnston, and son, Jay Johnston. Memorial services will be held at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jay Archer and the Rev. Moses Han officiating. Interment will be at a later date in East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Robert's service will include full military honors presented by Honor Guards from the United States Air Force Veterans and Korean War Veterans. Memorials can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  November 5, 2015
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