Lloyd Waldon Johnston

September 12, 1932February 9, 2019

Lloyd Waldon Johnston was born September 12, 1932, to Lester and Isadora (Pyle) Johnston. His parents, sister and brother-in-law, Eleanore and Wayne Turley of Paris, Illinois predeceased him.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Berkebile Johnston, whom he married in 1953. Also surviving are his son David (Lori Harvey) of Normal and their children Clarissa (Aton Abril) of San Jose, California and Drew of Normal. Also surviving are his daughter, Jennifer Allison of Newbury Park, California, and her children Will (Allison Vanderwall) of Irvine, California, and Clair of San Diego, California. Lloyd received his B.S. at Manchester College in Indiana. With an AEC Fellowship he attended Vanderbilt University and after receiving his M.S. began a twenty-one year career in the USAF.

In 1966 he received his Ph. D. in Physics from Vanderbilt and began research at the School for Aerospace Medicine. He studied medical Physics at M. D. Anderson. Upon leaving the Air Force he joined Holt- Krock Clinic in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Lloyd sang in choral groups and his church choirs. He volunteered at the church in other ways. He was active in professional organizations for Medical Physics. He was active with the symphony board and community theater. It gave him great pleasure to teach math classes in the evening first at San Antonio College and then Westark Community College/ University of Arkansas Fort Smith.

In one of his last evaluations, a student wrote, “He is just a sweet old man trying to help us understand algebra.”

The family would like to thank Dr. Shanmugam, Martin Health Centers, and Synergy Caregivers for their wonderful care. Also, Mary Krutke, a caregiver who became a dear friend.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Normal or Westminster Village Foundation.


  • First United Methodist Church
  • Westminster Village Foundation


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Gaye Aaberg

February 19, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Lloyd was an accomplished, kind, sweet man who we so enjoyed knowing.
May the memories you have of him keep you comforted.

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