James Jim Melvin Johnston

March 8, 1947October 9, 2013

James M. Johnston “Jim”, age 66, of Mountain Brook passed away on October 9, 2013. Jim was born in Metropolis, IL and lived all of his adult life in Birmingham, AL. Jim served in the United State Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired from O’Neal Steel. He is survived by his wife: Lee Ritchie Johnston; 2 daughters: Glendinning Johnston and Shannon Johnston Johnson; 3 grandchildren: Avery, Aislin, and Trevor James Johnson; 2 sisters: Flora Sullivan and Nellie Mae Holt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 14th from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Ridout’s Valley Chapel in Homewood. A military graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 15th at 10:15 a.m. at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 15, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, October 14, 2013

James Jim Melvin Johnston

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Sherri Horton

October 17, 2013

Lee, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Lindell & Mary Sullivan

October 15, 2013

Lee, Shannon, & Glendinning, we are so sorry for your loss. We loved Jim and will miss him. We're keeping you in our prayers. May God bless you all.

Tim & Kim Rhyne

October 15, 2013

Lee, so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lisa (Sullivan) Rankey

October 15, 2013

Shannon, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of your dad and will miss him. I pray for God to shower you, and the whole family, with peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.

Jane Wheatley-Grace

October 15, 2013 prayers and thoughts are there with you and your family. I know this is a hard time for ya'll.

Harry Chambers Jr

October 15, 2013

My prayers are for you and your family during your time of loss.

Lady Cox

October 14, 2013


My thoughts and prayers are with you.

October 14, 2013

Lee - So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Nancy Bernard

Julie White

October 14, 2013

Lee and Glendinning, just know that friends are thinking about you during this time. Your husband and dad was a great man and I hope you find peace in celebrating his life this week. God bless.

October 14, 2013

Dear Lee and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Johnston's passing. You are all in our prayers. He was a dear, kind gentleman and we loved him here at FMC Montclair; he will be missed.
On behalf of the staff and residents, please accept our deepest sympathy - may God be with you and may you find comfort at this difficult time.
Jan Robertson - Social Worker