Charles (Chuck) Ernest Johnston was born in Longview, Texas on December 18, 1964, and passed away in Houston, Texas on September 5, 2022.
Survivors include his daughter Sabrina Coles, his mother, Judy Kidd (Sherrell), his sister Rhonda Wall (Bruce), his brother, Jim Johnston, his sister, Jenn Wartsbaugh (Brian), his sister, Missie Bourgeois (Randy), his aunt, Dottie Johnson (Rod) and several nieces and nephews.
He was a Marine artilleryman having enlisted on the buddy plan. Unfortunately, his buddy was not medically qualified, and Chuck went alone to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and later assigned to Camp Pendleton California where he completed his enlistment.
Chuck and his brother, Jim, joined Eastern Airlines where they enjoyed traveling internationally as flight attendants. Unfortunately, the later abrupt closing of operations left him stranded in South America. Eastern was able to get him home ultimately on a special flight to retrieve stranded employees.
Chuck was a proud graduate of Boise State University where he formed many lifelong friendships. He was employed by the federal government for many years first with the Department of the Air Force and later with the Veterans Administration from which he retired as a Program Manager in Education Services. A highlight of his VA employment was serving as liaison to former prisoners of war. He was honored to serve those heroes for their sacrificial service to our country.
Chuck loved people and people loved Chuck.
Many friendships were formed on the golf course and, of course, his true recreation was cruising, mostly the Caribbean.
Chuck accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior at an early age and was known for his belief in frequent baptisms. He could never stay in the pew when the pastor asked, “Do you know for sure whether you are going to heaven or hell?” Chuck had a good heart and was not unsure of his destination in his adult years. He will be missed until we all meet again where there is no more pain, no more sorrow with an eternity worshipping our Savior and Creator.