Samuel Isaiah “Sam” Johnston Sr, 86, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Millersville, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Marble Hill, Missouri. He had been in the care of his nephew, Chuck (Sharon) Cathcart for nearly two weeks.
He was born May 3, 1934, in Sedgewickville, Missouri, son of Otis Rudolph and Ida Mae Seabaugh Johnston. He and Lena Cathcart were married July 2, 1955 in Sedgewickville. She passed away October 16, 2019.
Samuel was a member of Hurricane Fork General Baptist Church, in Marble Hill. He was a meat cutter for many years at Central Packing in Cape Girardeau. He often helped with the sausage suppers at Hanover Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, as well as the suppers at Millersville United Methodist Church.
Loving survivors include three children, Cathy Johnston Littleton of Oak Ridge, Lisa (Warren) Jarvis and Samuel I. “Sam” (Jill) Johnston, Jr. of Jackson; grandchildren, Amanda Littleton, Hannah (Jeremiah) Shaw, Sarah (Joseph) Meyer, and Summer Johnston; great-grandchildren, McKayla, Cheyenne, Ariel and Ezekiel Shaw, Benjamin, Logan, Sophia and Everett Meyer; and a brother, Linus (Nancy) Johnston of Jackson.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating. The funeral chapel will open at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.
Interment will follow in Hurricane Fork General Baptist Church Cemetery.
Sam’s family would like to offer many thanks to We Rise LLC, and Crown Hospice for the loving and tender care given to Sam during his final days.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hurricane Fork General Baptist Church. If mailing, please send to McCombs Funeral Home, c/o Samuel Johnston, 640 W. Independence, Jackson, MO 63755, and make checks payable to Hurricane Fork General Baptist Church.
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Hurricane Fork Church Cemetery (Bollinger County)
This is no mailbox at the church for mail deliveries. Mail memorial contributions to McCombs Funeral Home, Inc. in care of the deceased., Marble Hill, MO 63734
Physical location is:
501-503 County Road 330
Marble Hill, MO 63734
Located at Hurricane Fork General Baptist Church. Sometimes referred to as "Pinhook", but it is uncertain how that name originated.
Located 12 miles north of Marble Hill, MO, one and one-half miles down County Road 330; off Hwy 51.
No phone number listed for the church. There is no mailbox at the church.
For Memorial Contributions it is best to be mailed to our office in care of the deceased. The church does not have a mailbox on the premises. Dated 4-15-2021.