James Johnston
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James "Scott"
1956 - 2018
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Obituary for James "Scott" Johnston

James "Scott"  Johnston
James “Scott” Johnston, 61, of Parkville, MO, formerly of O’Fallon, IL, born Saturday, September 22, 1956 in Riverside, CA, died Sunday, September 2, 2018 at his residence.

Scott graduated from O’Fallon Township High School in 1974. He received an Associate Degree from Southwestern Illinois College and attended SIU Carbondale majoring in Geology. He joined the U.S. Marines Corps in 1981 and served 5 years. He logged over 1,400 flight hours as a CH-46 Air Crewman and was deployed twice overseas. During his service he received three meritorious promotions. Scott’s passion was his employment at Club Car Inc. where he was a Regional Technical Representative for 15 years. At Club Car he was a field coordinator which provided end-user technical consultation and developed world-wide training programs. He led the master training program for hundreds of hands-on training seminars.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents, William Alfred and Margaret Susan Johnston, nee Hurley; and his brother, William Patrick Johnston.

Surviving are his wife, Debra Ann Johnston, nee Gregory; brother, William Kevin Johnston of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Sandra Elizabeth Daniels, nee Johnston of Salt Lake City UT, Tracy Elizabeth (John) Fiacco, nee Johnston of O’Fallon, MO; step-daughter, Leann (Casey) McHugh, nee Berger of Parkville, MO; three grandchildren, Brogan, Neala and Kian McHugh of Parkville, MO; his beloved puppy, Lily; as well as nieces, nephew, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Unleashed Pet Rescue, 5918 Broadmoor St, Mission, KS 66202. Condolences may be extended to the family online at

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave., O’Fallon, IL.

Private burial with full military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri on a later date.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.

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