Johnny James Johnston was born to Terry Johnston and Tracy Horner on January 5, 1994, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Johnny passed away on June 23, 2022, at the age of 28.
He attended Revilla high school and after graduation moved to Phoenix and then to Los Angeles before eventually returning to Ketchikan where he was most at home.
Johnny could not get enough of the Alaska life, was a keen computer gamer and his knowledge of world affairs and other items of interest seemed boundless.
In 2018 Johnny received life altering news of kidney failure and had to move to Emmett, Idaho to live with his grandmother to receive the treatment he needed. Despite all the challenges he endured over the past four years, Johnny had an incredible way of making everyone feel special. Even when in he was in the hospital, he always was thinking of his friends and making light of the situation to make them feel at ease. Johnny was a gentle, loving, and caring soul.
Johnny was preceded in death by his namesake Uncle, Johnny Johnston of Emmett, Idaho; Grandpa, Roger Walters; Grandfather, Courtney B. Horner; Grandmother, Sharon Hamilton; and Uncle, Courtney Horner all from Ketchikan, Alaska.
His beautiful life will forever be remembered by his only daughter, Sunny Chapman; Father, Terry Johnston; Mother, Tracy Johnston; Grandmother, Shirley Walters; Grandfather, Edward (Jan) Johnston; Sister, Caitlyn (Ryan) Calvarese; Nieces, Scarlett and Violet Calvarese; Uncle, David (Lisa) Johnston; Cousin; Sandra Johnston; Step-mother, Lorna Wilkie; Step-brother, James Martini; Step-sister, Allison Martini and numerus cousins, aunts and uncles in his extended family.
Johnny will also be dearly missed by his closest friends including Levi, Wyatt, Kate, Taylor and so many others.
A Celebration of Life for Johnny will be held on July 16, 2022, 11am to 2pm at Cobblestone Park of Emmett, Idaho. A future celebration will also be arranged in Ketchikan, Alaska. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Johnny’s name to the National Kidney Foundation of Utah and Idaho https://www.kidneyut.org/donations/