Kevin Christopher Johnston, 47
A brave warrior entered into his eternal home on Sunday Sept. 29, 2019.
Kevin Christopher Johnston, 47, died in his home surrounded by family and friends after battling Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 30 years.
Kevin was born on April 1, 1972 in Huntingdon, TN to Jim and Shiela Johnston. He grew up living in different places including Goldsboro NC, Minot ND and Morristown TN while his dad was in the Air Force. He graduated from Morristown West in 1990 and Carson Newman College in 1994. He grew up playing lots of sports including his favorite: Soccer. He played on a Minot ND soccer team that won the state championship. He also played soccer for Morristown West and Carson Newman.
In August 1993 on a blind date he met the love of his life and wife of 24 years Angie Knutson from Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Kevin and Angie were married on August 5, 1995. That same year he began the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Walters State. Kevin worked as a PTA for many years. He loved his job because it was a great joy to help others.
Kevin and Angie are blessed with 3 children – Joshua, Christabelle and Gabrielle. Despite his diagnosis Kevin continued to enjoy many things with his family and friends: Hanging out and talking with his wife and children; hiking; dancing; fishing; golfing; swimming; hunting with his son; helping those who needed help; playing, watching and coaching soccer; catching snakes; watching sports; being a Boy Scout leader; camping; going to the beach; going to Christian concerts; going to Christian camps; going to church most Sundays and Wednesdays; serving in the children’s church ministries; acting; going to and helping at the Crockett Tavern Museum; helping with leader’s children at American Heritage Girls; going on Father/Daughter and Father/Son Camping retreats; going to Dollywood; fellowshipping with his family and friends everywhere he went including at home, church, Camp Bethel, Luke 14, Camp Celebrate, etc; going to MN to see MN family and friends; going to and telling people about the Creation Museum and The Ark Encounter; going to Smokies baseball games; reading to and with his family; playing in the snow; playing with his dogs and kiddos in the yard; playing games; etc.. Kevin loved life and enjoyed people.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Angie; their children – Joshua, Christabelle and Gabrielle; father Jim (Anne) Johnston; sister Heather (Paris) Clabough and (Nathan and Abby); Aunt Shirley (Uncle Bill) Paris; Aunt Sharon Haag; cousins – Amy, Michael, Kristen, Ariane and Micah; Angie’s family who loved him as their own – father and mother in love – Cobb (Margaret) Knutson; mother and father in love – Kathy (Hans) Karrais; sister in love-Amy(Chad) Vogt and (Ben and Emma); sister in love- Amber(Scott) Gray and (Chelsea and Devin); Aunt Barbara Osmundson and many other precious family, friends, Camp Bethel family, Camp Celebrate family, church families, homeschool coop family, AHG family, soccer family and others. He loved you all and was thankful for each of you!
A Receiving of Friends was held at Manley Baptist Church on Thursday Oct. 3, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 with a Celebration of Life that followed at 7:00 p.m.
A visitation with family and friends will be held on Saturday Oct. 26, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea, MN. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.
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