Willard R. Johnston Sr., 85, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. He was a former longtime member of Beth Haven Baptist Church and former member of Harvest Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Philip Morris and worked at Devoe Paint prior to that.
Willard was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Lorine Hoover Johnston; son, Kevin Johnston; granddaughter, Ellen Hagans; and three infant brothers. He is survived by his daughters, Angela Reed and Melita Swank (Percy); sons, Philip Johnston (Judy) and Willard Johnston Jr.; brothers, Wendell, Leroy, David and Joe Johnston; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Aug. 22 at Heady-Hardy Funeral Home, Louisville, followed by private burial at Beth Haven Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.