William Edward Cole "Billy" Johnston, 65, Peru, passed away peacefully the evening of Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his residence after a long and courageous battle with cancer and Huntington's disease.
He was born in Peru on Dec. 20, 1952, to George and Marie Johnston. He was a 1971 graduate of Maconaquah High School.
He had many hobbies and interests that included bicycling, the Chicago Bears, visiting his Arizona home and playing disc golf. He was a member of the New Waverly United Methodist Church and the Professional Disc Golf Association and helped design the disc golf course at Mississinewa. He retired in 2010 after 34 years at Square D in Peru.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Sharon Johnston (Schreyer), Peru; his mother, Marie Johnston, Peru; one son, Nicholas Johnston, Arizona; one brother, Mike (Doris) Johnston, Peru; one sister, Dorthea Spears, Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his father, George Johnston; brother, Don Johnston; two sisters. Phebe Johnston and Lisa Ward; nephew, Caleb Schreyer; and niece, Heidi Damare.
A funeral service celebrating the life of William Johnston will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Riverview Funeral Home, 421 W. Canal St., Peru, with Pastor Larry Phillips officiating.
Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 3, at Riverview Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be made online at www.riverviewfhperu.com
Published on January 1, 2018