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William Donnell Johnston

• Updated Oct 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Visitation for Mr. Johnston will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 from 5-6 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel, 602 S. Cumberland St., Lebanon. A Memorial Service will follow at 6 p.m.

Mr. Johnston, of Lebanon, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Don was born in Lebanon, Tenn. in 1939. He attended Lebanon High School and continued on to graduate from the University of Florida. He then served in the United States Air Force tactical warfare communications department and retired a Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service. Following retirement, he worked at ITT Avionics and then returned to the family farm where he actively farmed until this past year on Poplar Hill Road.

He is survived by wife of 33 years, Shirley Johnston; daughter, Sonja Davis; son, Mark (Christi) Johnston; and grandchildren, Ryan Smith, Morgan Montalvo, William C. Davis, Alexis Davis, Shelby Johnston and Matthew Johnston.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Bedford Johnston and mother, Sarah Donnell Johnston.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the new Wilson Co. Veteran's Park & Museum, 228 East Main Street, Lebanon, Tn. 37087.

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