Obituary for Douglas Lee Johnston, Jr.
Douglas Lee Johnston, Jr., age 49 of Dublin passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022 at the Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Virginia. Born December 8, 1972 in Radford, Virginia he was the son of Carolyn Rakes Johnston and the late Douglas Lee Johnston, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Sidney & Violet Mabry Rakes, paternal grandparents, Robert Jesse Johnston & Ruth Cecil Johnston, uncles, Randy Rakes, Robert Jesse Johnston, Jr. and Charles Foley.
He is survived by his
Mother – Carolyn Rakes Johnston -Dublin
Son – Douglas Tres’ Johnston-Dublin
Sister – Angie (John) Goad – Dublin
Aunts & Uncles – Mary Rakes – Dublin, Evelyn Rakes – Dublin, Roger (Mary) Rakes – Culpepper, Joyce Johnston – Bluefield, VA, David (Carolyn) Johnston – Danville
Nieces – Lacey Goad Skinnell and husband,Tim Skinnell , Sydney Elizabeth Goad, & Allison Brooke Goad
Great Nephew – Judah Alexander Skinnell
Great Niece – Naomi Grace Skinnell
Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Memorial services will be held 3:00 PM – Sunday, December 18, 2022 at the River of Life Church -Dublin, Virginia with Pastor Shawn Burchett officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until service time Sunday at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be sent to the River of Life Youth Fund @ 5311 Black Hollow Road, Dublin, Virginia 24084.
To sign Douglas’s online guestbook, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com
Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.
December 11, 2022 @ 5:17 pm
Oh how I miss you so ❤️……..
You were one of my best friends! Every family gathering leave it up to us to be the ones getting in trouble and making the kids misbehave. But you were always cracking jokes and making everyone laugh.
Christmas and thanksgiving will not be the same without you!
I grew up being so excited for you to come over so we could color, draw and make a mess that mom would undoubtedly be mad about! You were always so creative and could make something out of nothing! My love of art and drawing and creating stuff definitely came from you! You always supported me in everything I did! You always encouraged me to make a mess whenever I did art or crafts and it ALWAYS made mom mad but it’s ok! You loved to hear me sing and always encouraged me even when I felt not good enough!
My heart aches and my mind can’t comprehend you are gone. 💔
To my uncle “doughie”- Thank you for all our adventures. Thank you for being so fun and easy to talk to. Thank you for letting me braid your hair. And most of all thank you for just being you, for never judging or fussing at me when I may have not been doing right but just loving me! ❤️
We will miss you but never forget you! ❤️