Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday -- Tom J. Johnston Jr.

Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette, Contra Costa Co, California
This is my grandfather, Tom J Johnston, born 7 Oct 1912 in Comanche County, Texas to Thomas Newton Johnston & Nell Hutson, and died at home on 11 Jul 1973.  I was 19 went he died and his was the first funeral I had attended.  He was a quiet man and us kids were a bit afraid of him.  We called him Tom-Tom instead of grandfather or grandpa.  He married Pansy Louise Lancaster 15 Dec 1933 and they had one daughter, Lela Nell, born 21 Aug 1934.  He served a short time in the Seebees during World War II until he was medically discharged.  He last worked as a carpenter at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill.

Tom J Johnston Jr.

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