John Johnston

John "Jack" Thomas Johnston, 88, died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Chattanooga. Mr. Johnston was a native of Salem, N.H., who proudly served his country during World War II, and married his childhood sweetheart, the late Lillian Gilmore Johnston, also a native of Salem, N.H., with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage prior to her death in 2006. Mr. Johnston graduated from Southeastern University, first in his class, and was the treasurer of Wilks Precision Instrument Co. prior to his retirement in 1995. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family, playing golf, swimming, and was an avid reader throughout his life. Mr. Johnston was a standout father, brother, grandparent, uncle and dear friend who was also a beloved gentleman of impeccable integrity, grace, humor and humility. Survivors include his son, Dr. John T. Johnston and Cynthia (wife) of Signal Mountain; daughter, Debra E. Johnston, of Bethesda, Md.; three grandchildren, Alexandra Johnston, Ginnie Lynn Moran and Timothy Moran; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Beatrice Leriche; and numerous extended family members. Memorial mass and internment will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, N.H. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

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