Timothy Leon Johnston, 68, of Hays passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living in Boone. He was born Oct. 27, 1950, in Wilkes County to Carey and Mabel Fern Owens Johnston.

Timothy was a member of Hinshaw Baptist Church and was all-conference in football at Wilkes Central High School. He was involved with the local Jaycees. Timothy enjoyed singing, golf and helping anyone in need.

Mr. Johnston was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth Johnston.

Surviving are his daughters, Deidra Dickens and spouse, Eddie, of Charlotte, Carey Barefoot and spouse, Brian, of Huntersville and Meredith Hayes and fiancé, Mitchell Weot, of Millers Creek; a sister, Mary Ellen Edmiston of North Wilkesboro; his brothers, Larry Johnston and spouse, Oma Lea, of North Wilkesboro, Joe Johnston of Wilkesboro and Mike Johnston and spouse, Cheryl, of Haymarket, Va.; a sister-in-law, Sherry Johnston of Knoxville, Tenn.; six grandchildren and his canine companion, Blue.

Celebration of life services will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019, upstairs at the Wilkes Heritage Museum in Wilkesboro (please enter through back entrance).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 9, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659 or to Fairplains Baptist Church, 141 Fairplains Church Street, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.millerfuneralservice.com.

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