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Memorial Service

Adams Funeral Home of Ozark
Saturday March 27th, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Richard Willis Johnston

Richard Willis Johnston, 68, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at his home in Highlandville. Richard was born on February 26, 1953 in Caribou, ME to Willis and Christine (Dixon) Johnston. He married Robin Sue Onken on August 25, 2001. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Ryan Johnston and fiancée, Ashley Sawyer, Derek Johnston and wife, Kassie, and Josh Johnston; four step-children, Creighton Minder, Sarah Minder Melhorn, Bobby Minder, and Victoria Minder; four grandchildren, Brendan Summers, Brent Summers, Sara Summers, and Zachary Looney; and four siblings, Terry Coast, Carol Johnston, Sharon Tillotson, and Earl Johnston. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Heidi Summers. Richard was a Jack-of-all-trades who could fix anything except a broken heart. He was a hard worker who didn’t know how to stop – everyday he was out doing something new or lending a hand to someone in need. In fact, according to his family, Richard’s main hobby was just “working.” He liked to cut wood, but loved picking up walnuts, which he claimed was a good way to relax. A Memorial Service will be held for Richard at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark.

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A candle was lit in memory of Richard Johnston

Robin johnston Mar 27 2021 12:00 AM

Wow, I just cannot believe that your gone! Such a great loving person and great all around soul. This has affected so so many. Your heart was a huge part of so many of our lives. Rip ol buddy. We will all miss you dearly!

Danielle Mar 27 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. He became a friend and great help to my daughter ,Brandy. When we had that bad freezing weather, he brought wood to me and I didn't even ask for it. The cold water faucet in my bath tub froze and broke and again, he fixed it. He wouldn't accept any money but I finally got him to accept payment for the needed parts and that was no easy feat. I am so sorry to you all because he was a very kindhearted and giving man. Please accept my condolences and just know I am praying for comfort that only God our Father can give. He will be so very missed.

Sue Sisco Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rich was a very kind ,giving man and he will be missed greatly.

Brandy Reichle ,Sue and Jason Sisco and family Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

I can't seem to find the words to express the loss of my big brother. Growing up always wanted to be like him, since everyone liked Rich. He left an impression on everyone, and it was always a good one. I have so many good memories, I thank God for that, a few bad, but the good out weigh them. My piece of my heart is gone. I know your in heaven with mom, which should ease the pain, but it doesn't. So many stories I would write, thank bro for being the Big brother. Always in my heart

Terry Coast Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Johnston

Carol Johnston Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

I remember when Rich came to fl. Robin and I were next door neighbors, and we're good friends. Rich met her and when he left to go back to Mo. She went with him. Miss my best friend and my bro. Love ya both.

Carol Johnston Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

Always in our hearts

Bill and Leah Hall Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy.

Mick & Marsha, Sandy and Sherry Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

Richard will be deeply missed. He was a very good friend that was always their if you needed him. Rest in peace my friend. Jeff & Shela Sawyer.

Jeff & Shela Sawyer Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

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