March 16, 1947 - April 6, 2022
Rodney Allen Johnston of McCalla, AL departed for his best adventure yet on April 6th, 2022. After 75 full years of life, he was ready to make one final journey to be with the Lord. Rodney loved blue skies and snow-topped mountains, taking the road less travelled, being on the water, growing turnip greens in his garden, picking up the check, rooting for the Tide, a good Publix BOGO and Agnes (our mother’s name for his phone). He loved many things in life, but most of all he loved his family. A devoted husband of 55 years to Lynn, amazing Papa to Chris, Anna, Andrew, Lauren and Joel, loving brother to Pam (John), dutiful son to Barbara and a fiercely loyal friend. He is preceded in death by his father, Walter C. Johnston who, by example, taught him integrity, honor, and love of family and country. He learned from his grandfather Barney Tramell (Big Daddy), many life lessons including the joy found in giving to and helping others. Rodney loved Jesus and treasured the faithful of Seventh Street Baptist for the strong foundation they provided. If you asked him to pray for you, you were prayed for earnestly and fervently (he had a prayer list that likely took hours to pray through!). He was a loving, sweet, sincere and devout man. The kind of man who always kept his word and did business with a handshake. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday April 9th at McCalla Memorial at 10:00am with visitation at 9:00am. Dear friends Rev. Lee Praytor and Rev. Terry Smith will officiate. Pallbearers will be Andrew Johnston, Bobby Higgins, Joseph Hoferka, Randy Ellenburg, Wade Walburn and Wesley Hoglund. Following the service, Officer Michael Wood will provide police escort to Cedar Hill Cemetery for interment. All are welcome to attend. The family would like to express deepest gratitude to the care team at UAB Medical West for their kindness and compassion during our father’s lengthy hospital stay. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable contribution in Rodney’s name to Big Oak Ranch Ways to Help - Big Oak Ranch, https://bigoak.org/.
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