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Austin Earl Johnston

November 16, 1936 ~ July 11, 2022 (age 85)


Austin E. Johnston, 85, of Richland, KY passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022 at Baptist Health Deaconess in Madisonville, KY.

He was born in Stoney Point, KY on November 16, 1936 to the late Dudley and Brunette Johnston. 

Mr. Johnston was a member of Silent Run Baptist Church. He was a retired coalminer who had worked at Andalex mines and had also worked for Tapp Recapping.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nadine Johnston and Melba Jo Mashburn; and two brothers, Edward Johnston and Glenn Johnston.

Mr. Johnston is survived by his wife, Shirley Johnston of Richland, KY; two children, Slenda Noffsinger and her husband, Alan, of Vandetta, KY and Michael Johnston and his wife, Jill, of Dalton, KY; one sister, Ola Mae Peyton and her husband, Reed, of Dalton, KY; three grandchildren, Lauren Lutz, Andrew Johnston, and Aaron Johnston; two great grandchildren, Auralynn Lutz and Hattie Rose Lutz, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY with Rev. Wayne Lamb officiating and burial to follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville, KY.

Visitation will be on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 10:00 AM until service time at 2:00PM at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Johnston, Aaron Johnston, Mark Peyton, Andy Peyton, Jordan Lutz, and Jerry Heim.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Reed Peyton and Charles Crockett.

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July 14, 2022

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Reid-Walters Funeral Home, LLC
202 E Farren Ave, PO Box 156
Earlington, KY 42410

Funeral Service
July 14, 2022

2:00 PM
Reid-Walters Funeral Home, LLC
202 E Farren Ave, PO Box 156
Earlington, KY 42410


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