F. David Johnston, 55, of Salisbury, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. He was at home surrounded by loved ones and friends. He was born December 4, 1962, in Charleston, SC, son of Mable Rathbun of Gold Hill, Parks Johnston of San Diego, CA, and step dad who raised him, Milton Rathbun of Gold Hill.
David always had a beautiful smile that would brighten your day. He loved to hunt with his friends and spend time with his family. He loved going to the beach to fish and swim. David was a plumber for most of his life and was always loving and caring.
David was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Johnston, Aunt Linda Wilkins, Uncle JM, and his grandparents.
Those left to cherish his memory, in addition to his parents, are his wife of 37 years, Gwen Johnston, daughter, Jennifer Brindle (Michael) of Landis, sons, Allen Johnston and Matthew Johnston of the home, brothers, Paul Johnston (Jerri) of Gold Hill, Gary Johnston (Janice) of New Jersey, sisters, Veronica Johnston and Terri Johnston Hess, both of Gold Hill, granddaughter, Kelsie Webster, many nieces and nephews, and many that loved him so.
Visitation will be held 10:00-10:45 AM on Saturday,October 20, 2018, at Powles Staton Funeral Home.
The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM on Saturday, in the chapel of Powles Staton Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis.
Memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 301 South Main Street-Suite 105, Salisbury, NC 28144 or Levine Cancer Institute, 100 Medical Park Drive-Suite 110, Concord, NC 28025.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Johnston family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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