Clarence Edwin Johnston

May 29, 1926August 29, 2013

Clarence Edwin Johnston, 87 of Phenix City, AL, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Columbus Medical Center. Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. ET Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Hillside United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jim Meadows officiating, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Phenix City, AL. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Mr. Johnston was born May 9, 1926 in Phenix City, Alabama. He is the son of the late Isaac and Lila Shores Johnston. He served his country in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Phenix City, AL. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Johnston and brother, Isaac A. Johnston. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Phoebe Jones Johnston of Phenix City, AL, sons, David Johnston and wife Dawn of Phenix City, AL, Johnny Johnston and wife, Debi of Star Mountain, GA, daughter, Patricia Graf of Phenix City, AL, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzhiemer's Association in Clarence Johnston's memory. To offer condolences, please visit


  • Graveside Sunday, September 1, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, August 31, 2013

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Debbie Bell Densmore

September 1, 2013

To the Johnston family, we send our deepest sympathy for the loss of a true, loving, wonderful man. May The Lord brace you all through this difficult time. God Bless you all!

Pam Morris Vachon

September 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time.

Larry & Mavis Shores

August 30, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.


August 30, 2013

My love, thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I have had the pleasure of calling Clarence one of my friends over the years and will miss him. Pat Lonyay Waldrop

August 30, 2013

May God of all comfort, comfort you 2 Corin 1:3,4.

Susan Baldwin

August 30, 2013

Phoebe and family,

We send our sincerest condolences on the loss of Clarence. He was a wonderful man. The world could have definitely used a few more like him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If we can ever help you in any way, please just let us know. May God be with you now and always.

Susan Slay Baldwin
Gala Slay Johnson