Edgar L. Johnston, age 72, a resident of Morton died Thursday September 6, 2018 at the GV "Sonny" Montgomery VA Nursing Center in Jackson, MS following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10am Tuesday September 11, 2018 from the Parkway Baptist Church in Morton with military rites to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Gary Wyatt will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5pm to 8pm Monday September 10, 2018 at OTT & LEE FUNERAL HOME in Morton.
Mr. Johnston was born on Tuesday November 13, 1945 in Brookhaven, MS to Clifton and Estelle Travis Johnston. He was a member of North Morton Baptist Church. He served his country in the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army where he served as a chef. He had retired from the Scott Regional as a chef. He was a quiet, gentle and loving father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include five children; Clifton Johnston (Sarah) of Morton, Jacqueline Ashby of Meridian, James David "Jim" Ashby also of Meridian, Jamie Lynn Hopkins (David) of Pearl and Christopher Ryan Ashby of Wausau, WI. a brother Edward Lamar Johnston (Sandra) of Pearl and sister Gloria Faye Burkes of Svannah, TN He also leaves a legacy of twelve grandchildren, with one on the way.
Services provided by Ott & Lee Funeral Home of Morton. Telephone (601) 732-6571