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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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EDGAR LEE JOHNSTON SR.

EDGAR LEE JOHNSTON SR., 75, OF DAVIDSON, N.C., PASSED AWAY ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013. HE WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 19, 1938, IN CABARRUS COUNTY, THE SON OF THE LATE MASON SANFORD JOHNSTON AND MARY EMMA BLACK JOHNSTON.

HE WAS A VETERAN OF THE U.S. NAVY SERVING FROM 1956 TO 1960. HE HAD LIVED IN KEY WEST, FLA., FOR OVER 50 YEARS MOVING BACK TO DAVIDSON IN 2011. HE RETIRED FROM PRUDENTIAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY WHERE HE WAS AN AGENT FOR OVER 30 YEARS. HE ENJOYED FLYING RADIO CONTROLLED AIRPLANES, RACQUETBALL AND WATCHING KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS BASEBALL.

A GRAVESIDE SERVICE WAS HELD AT 3:45 P.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 20, AT GILWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY OFFICIATED BY REV. J. ALAN BUCKNER AND MILITARY RITES BY THE CABARRUS HONOR GUARD.

EDGAR IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, ERCELIA JOHNSTON; THREE CHILDREN SHARON LEE ANGELASTRI, LYNN MARIE O'CONNOR AND EDGAR LEE JOHNSTON JR.; FOUR GRANDCHILDREN, MONICA GARCIA-HUDSON, RACHEL GARCIA, ANTHONY RICHARD DIAMANDI, ASHLEY ANGELASTRI; THREE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, ANTHONY DIAMANDI, AUGUST HUTSON, WILLIAM MICHAEL HOFFMAN; AND TWO SISTERS, JANE TATE AND MARY ELIZABETH BAUGH.

MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL, 262 DANNY THOMAS PLACE, MEMPHIS, TENN., 38105; WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT, P.O. BOX 758517, TOPEKA, KANSAS, 66675; AND/OR JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION, 26 BROADWAY, 14TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, N.Y., 10004.

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