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George W Johnston, Jr.

November 30, 1936 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 85)


 George W. Johnston Jr.  Born November 30, 1936 passed away on July 29,  2022 with his family by his side.

He is survived by his loving wife of  57 years Ruth (Anderson) Johnston.  Children: George "Butch" Johnston III of Elyria,  Carma Lee Freeman of Lorain, Douglas Johnston of Wellington and Tonya Bollin of Decatur, IN.  Grandchildren Brandi (Russ Godsey) Hatfield, Sean (Jessica)  Freeman, Erin (Nate) Messer, Tim (Jolene) Johnston, Christopher (Katie) Bollin, Brandon (Amanda) Sauer, Braeton Bollin and Jayce Bollin and 10 Great-grandchildren.  Brother-in-law Allan (Cathy) Anderson,  many nieces and nephews and his Beloved boston terriers  Hudson and Maya

He worked at Spitzer's in Grafton as a mechanic before working at Larson's Foundry in Grafton in Maintenance for over 30 years. 

A lover of all cars, he could be found at car shows with his 1936 Dodge Ram that he rebuilt along with friends and family, and going to car races.  After retirement, he was a regular at Wellington Lawn and Garden, where in between cups of coffee and donuts with his friends, he could be found helping fix lawn equipment.

Proceeded in death by parents George and Maria (Kaiser) Johnston, siblings  Robert, Mary, Charlie, Donald, Ronald, Harold, Eva,  and Kathleen,  father-in-law, Lawrence (Archie) Anderson and mother-in-law, Marguerite Anderson.  Brothers-in- law Raymond Anderson and Robert Anderson and grandson Joshua Freeman. 

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, August 2, from 4-7 p.m. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main Street, Wellington. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Family requests that attendees wear car themed shirts or the color orange in honor of George.  If you have a show car and weather is permitting, please bring them to park by George's truck as a final farewell. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warriors Project in honor of his grandson's who are currently serving our country, or the Friendship Animal Protective League. Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at

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August 2, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Norton-Eastman Funeral Home
370 South Main Street
Wellington, OH 44090

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