Allen Sidney Johnston was born on December 11, 1931 in Mexia in the home of his paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Sidney Johnston, Sr. He was the first child born to Sidney & Dorothy Johnston and his only sibling, Jan, was born the following year.
Allen graduated from Mexia High School in 1948 as a member of the undefeated Blackcat football team. He remained lifelong friends with many of these teammates. Shortly after high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and was stationed in Britain and Germany. Upon his return home from service, he met and married Joy Paris of Coolidge. They were married 61 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jan Johnston Cairns.
He is survived by his wife, Joy, five children, 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Kent, the eldest, and wife Pam; their four sons: Kody & Erin Johnston, Kole & Erica Johnston, Clay Johnston, and Cade Johnston