Graveside services for Vance Richard “Ricky” Johnston, Jr., a Tishomingo resident, were held Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Stringtown Cemetery, Stringtown, OK with Bro. Joey Lansdale officiating. Brown’ Funeral Service of Atoka was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Johnston was born February 3, 1955 to Vance and Patsy Marie (Shivers) Johnston at Coalgate, OK an passed away November 5, 2019 at his home in Tishomingo at the age of 64 years, 9 months and 2 days. He graduated from Atoka High School and worked for Wesley Bennett Co. in Oklahoma City, Cardinal Scales in Missouri and worked for the Stringtown Crusher. Ricky was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing, hunting, working with his tractor, watching football (Kansas City Chiefs), and most of all visiting and entertaining his family.
Survivors include his mother, Patsy Marie Moore of Forsythe, MO; life mate of 20 years, Cheryl Allen of the home in Tishomingo; children, Richard Johnston and wife Jennifer of Wewoka, OK, Maria Lee Gilbert and husband Jeremy of Atoka and Sabrina Reasor and husband Shannon of Atoka; grandchildren, Chancie Espinosa and husband Steven of Ft. Lewis, WA, Logan Johnston, Cheyenne Gilbert and wife Mikayla, Brandon Tisdale, Ashley Stiles, Carlee Gilbert, Brooklyn Azlin and husband Dex, Garrett Howell, and Tanner Johnston; great-grandchildren, Kanoah Espinosa and Tyus Gilbert, Carter Azlin; step-children, Angel Williams and husband Dallas of Tishomingo, Elton Allen and wife Ash-lea of Albuquerque, NM, Robert Allen and Chandra Nichole Engstrom of Minnesota, Meagan Scallion and Aaron of Tishomingo, Steven Jay Weatherford of Tishomingo; step-grandchildren, Saige Yorsky, Sheree Hamilton, Jayden Allen, Kase Williams, Javyx Williams; sisters, Pamela “Vickie” Johnston Par-due of Forsythe, MO, Patricia Fine-stead and husband Tim of Taneyville, MO; brother, Robbie Johnston and wife Debbie of Bentley, OK; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear and love friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vance Richard Johnston, Sr. and brother Timothy Johnston.
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