Walter LeCharles Johnston, aged 64, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2023, in Jacksonville, Florida. He spent the day surrounded by friends and family until he was welcomed into the open arms of his Savior and reunited with his beloved family that preceded him.
Walter was born in Tifton, Georgia on February 13th, 1959, to Walter Thomas Johnston and Ida Lee Mosely Johnston. He was joined shortly after by his brother, Verome Mosley Johnston. He studied to become a Certified Public Accountant at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Valdosta State University. His accounting exploits led him first to Brunswick, Georgia, and then Jacksonville, Florida where he met his wife, Susan Huffingham Johnston, while attending First Baptist Church.
He dedicated himself completely to caring for and supporting his family, friends, co-workers, and clients. A shining light that embodied the goodness of God, Walter never failed to lend a hand or bring a smile to friends and strangers alike. He adored spending time making memories with his family, whether it was visiting National Parks or embarking on several ill-fated camping trips. When he wasn’t with his family he was serving at the church or perfecting his professional career helping clients in every way he could. He loved sharing stories of his youth, guiding his children through life’s challenging obstacles, and rooting for his favorite teams (Bulldogs, Braves, and Jaguars in that order).
Above all Walter’s love for his Savior was his guiding principle and this was evident in his relationship with all that were fortunate enough to know him.
Walter was greeted in Heaven by his mother, Ida Lee Mosely Johnston, his father Walter Thomas Johnston, and his brother Verome Mosely Johnston. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan. His three children; Rachel (Nate), Caleb, and Rebekah; his grandchild Anniston; several nieces and nephews; and numerous extended family members and dear friends who will truly miss his earthly presence.
Services will be held at Chet’s Creek Church on June 17th, 2023, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257, or given online at support.communityhospice.com.