Curtis L. Johnston, 83, of Earlington, KY passed away on Monday, June 5, 2023 at his home.
He was born in Earlington, KY on April 17, 1940 to the late Aubrey and Hazel Johnston.
Mr. Johnston was a member of Madisonville First Assembly of God and had worked as a coal miner for Alliance Coal. In 1969 he became a mason of the E.W. Turner #548 Lodge in Earlington; in 1974 he was elected 102nd Master of E.W. Turner #548 Lodge in Earlington, KY; and in 2002 he became Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge of Kentucky. Mr Johnston was also a member of Rizpah Shriners for twenty-four years and trustee for eight years. He was a former Earlington City Council member.
Mr. Johnston enjoyed transporting children to the Shriner Hospitals for Children.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the Ray Stevens show in Nashville, TN.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Johnston in 2019 and his grandson, Logan Larkins.
Mr. Johnston is survived by his two daughters, Crystal Farmer and her husband, Christopher, of Madisonville, KY and Cheryl Larkins and her husband, Ray, of Madisonville, KY; two sisters, Lois Ann Burden of Madisonville, KY and Gale Bearden and her husband. Ben, of Dawson Springs, KY; two grandchildren, Caitlin Farmer and Collin Farmer and his wife, Rachel; seven nieces; and one nephew.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 9, 2023 at Madisonville First Assembly of God in Madisonville, KY with Bro. Jeff Todd and Chip Tullar officiating and entombment following at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Madisonville, KY.
Visitation will be held from 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Madisonville First Assembly of God in Madisonville, KY with Masonic rites led by Gary Laird at 7:00pm.
Visitation will resume on Friday, June 9, 2023 from 11:00am until service time at 1:00pm at the church.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Farmer, Ray Larkins, Collin Farmer, Bill Burden, David Clevenger, and Phil Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Dorrah, Darrell Todd, Ben Bearden, and Chip Tuller.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rizpah Shriners, the mission fund at Madisonville First Assembly of God, or Masonic Homes of KY.
Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to www Reidwaltersfh.com
Madisonville First Assembly of God- Mission Fund
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