Freeman Patrick Johnston

Freeman Patrick Johnston, 80, of Elizabethtown, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Hart County and a member of St. James Catholic Church. He retired from the United States Army as a Chief Warrant Officer II, having served during Vietnam and received a Bronze Star. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ewell and Vera Bradley Johnston; two brothers, Armond and Wilfred Johnston; and two sisters, Bernita Sims and Juanita Higdon. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Penny Ann Johnston; two sons, Curtis Johnston and Patrick Johnston both of Colorado Springs; step son, Joe Trudell of Seattle, WA; three brothers, Royce Johnston of Chicago, Wayland Johnston of Elizabethtown, and Dwight Johnston of Clarkson; six sisters, Lorena Shumar of Indianapolis, Odaline Clemons of Clarkson, Georgetta Smith of Leitchfield, Denise Sims of Macon, GA, Judy Clemons of Clarkson, and Maryla White of Louisville; and two grandchildren, Nick and Preslee Johnston. The funeral will be Thursday at 12 noon at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Casey Sanders officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and continues after 9 a.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home. A Prayer Vigil will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital or St. Vincent de Paul. Condolences may be expressed online at


Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Brown Funeral Home


Thursday, September 7, 2017 starting at 12:00 PM
St. James Catholic Church

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