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Jimmy Johnston

November 14, 1954 — August 6, 2018

Jimmy “Jim” Johnston, 63, of Fort Worth, passed away in Dallas on Monday, August 6, 2018.
Graveside services: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Pickwick-McAdams Cemetery in Graford, Texas (Possum Kingdom Lake), presided by Pastor David Haynes. Visitation: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook, Texas.
Memorials: May be sent to Winscott Road Funeral Home, or donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Jimmy was born November 14, 1954 in Fort Worth. He graduated from Western Hills High School, attended Texas Wesleyan University, and earned his Associate Degree from Tarrant County College. Jimmy had a talent and natural ability for computers and electronics repair. He worked for Radio Shack and Tandy Corporation for many years before starting his own business, Johnston Cycle Sports. Jimmy was heavily involved in the motorcycle racing community. He owned and operated Northeast Suzuki motorcycle dealership in Fort Worth and later specialized in professional precision machinery.
Jimmy had a passion for ranching and the outdoors. Jimmy loved spending time with his family at Possum Kingdom Lake and barbequing. Working as a precision machinist, Jimmy loved to perform services for professional engine rebuilders. He also had the unique ability to troubleshoot and fix anything and work on an array of countless projects. Jimmy was always willing to take on new tasks and educate others on integral functions, highly detailing every aspect.
Jimmy began battling Multiple Myeloma in 2009, fighting long and hard in his remaining years. He continued to stay active working with machinery and ranching, living out his life as he saw fit until ultimately succumbing to chemotherapy-induced Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Margaret; his sister, Patricia; brother-in-law, Darrell Camfield; and sister-in-law, Beverly Tabor.
Survivors: His loving wife, Kathy; children, Doug Johnston of Arlington, Beau Gee and his wife, Rachel of Frisco, and Jayme Johnston and his partner, Clark Haynes of Portland, Oregon; grandchildren, Julie Ross, Cameron Resurreccion, and Dylan Gee; mother-in-law, Peggy Camfield of Mingus; brothers-in-law, Larry Camfield and wife, Diane, of Arlington, and Mike Camfield of Arlington; and additional family and close friends.

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