10/28/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Bill Johnston
William Coleman Johnston
Bassett High School Class of @ 1945 / Newport News High School Class of February 1947
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have a slightly belated sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today. Bill Johnston, Class of February 1947, passed away at his home in Smithfield on Monday, October 24, 2011, at the age of 83.
From Dale Parsons ('48) of VA - 10/28/11, 1:09 PM - "Check out William C. JOHNSTON Obituary":
|Bill graduated from NNHS
in 1946 or 1947; he was a returning veteran.
Thank you so much, Dale. His obituary certainly caught my eye, but I was unaware of his connection.
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 10/28/11, 8:30 PM - " William Johnston":
|Hello Carol, Fri. 10-28
Searched Anchors Feb. 46, June 46, Feb. 47 and June 47.
A William Johnston appears on p. 34 of the Feb. 47. His caption indicates a transfer from Bassett High School which is in Henry County. That should verify that he is the one mentioned in the obit.
On page 69 appears a photo of the Veterans Club. B. Johnson (note spelling) is identified in the third row.
Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA
Thank you so much for your diligence, Fred. We always strive for accuracy and precision, and could not have accomplished this without your help.
From the Daily Press - 10/25/11:
William C. Johnston
William Coleman Johnston, 83, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Oct.
During the 37 years he lived in
Smithfield, Bill had been an active member of many organizations and had a
positive effect on many lives. Bill was a member of Ivy Hill Cemetery, where he
served as treasurer. He was also an active part of the Smithfield Masonic Lodge,
where he served as Master two times and District Deputy Grand Master of 31st
Masonic District. Bill had served the Smithfield Ruritan Club as president three
times and was honored as Outstanding President for the year 2008. Bill also
served as a past member of the Smithfield Rotary Club, Smithfield Kiwanis Club,
Chamber of Commerce, and the Isle of Wight Red Cross. Bill was honored in 2008
as Citizen of the Year. In his spare time, Bill taught Tai Chi classes and also
held fly fishing classes.
Published in the Daily Press from October 25 to October 26, 2011.
October 25, 2011
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
~ Teresa Vreeland, Newport News, Virginia
I was deeply saddened to hear of Uncle Bill's passing and especially regret that I could not attend his funeral. There are so many things that I wish that I could put into words, but his family and community have lost a great person.
~ John Rusmiselle, Lebanon, Ohio
A very special person who I was
blessed to have just recently met.
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Johnston family and their friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
(24 July 1725 – 21 Dec 1807)
Amazing grace! (how sweet
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!
Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.
Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of http://www.friendsacrossamerica.com/amazinggrace.html - 03/15/05
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05
Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Masonic Emblem courtesy of http://www.mindspring.com/~safetyplay/qual.htm - 06/15/07
Ruritan Club Logo courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/3740/brc.html - 02/13/09
Rotary Club Logo courtesy of http://www.familytofamilynetwork.org/f2fPastEvents.html - 01/16/09
Kiwanis Club Logo courtesy of http://www.ekiwanisofgreateratlanta.org/ - 07/17/08
American Red Cross logo courtesy of http://photoshopskillz.blogspot.com/2011/03/red-cross-logo.html - 10/18/11
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