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Riley Jeter Johnston, 70


Riley Jeter Johnston, age 70, of Jacksonville, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He was born to the late John and Lilla Johnston on November 22, 1946. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Monique Clark Johnston, and brother, Robert Lee Underwood. Riley retired from the Benton County Sheriff Department after 19 years’ service.

Riley is survived by two children, Tiffany Johnston and John Johnston; three grandchildren, Eli Price and his wife, Sierra, Matilda Benson, and Bryson Easterly; one great-grandson, Juddson Wayne Price; one sister Mary Dell Webb; and brother from another mother, T. C. Meerdink.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, 501-982-3400. 


  • Jeff carter Posted March 11, 2017 10:37 AM

    Worked with Jeter in the Late 70s and 80s. I think he could do anything. He hand made a mini Thompson machine gun out of scraps from a junk yard. 22 caliber and it worked. RIP JET.

  • Bill Shelley Posted March 12, 2017 5:05 PM

    I’m sorry to hear about Jeter, he was a good man husband and father. His dedication to Law Enforcement proves he was a faith servant to GOD. My prayers will be with his family. May GOD bless them during their time of grief.

  • Cody Smith Posted November 7, 2020 3:08 AM

    I found this today looking for my friend, so sorry to hear this news, Riley was a great man , I loved going by and seeing his inventions , Monique was my favorite person in the world, my thoughts and prayers are with his family, he was a tribute to what an excellent patrolman should be .

  • Ralph Sell Posted August 30, 2022 9:28 PM

    I saw this Also looking for Jeter. I met him through his wife Monique which I met in 1983. I’m saddened to read this. Jeter and Mo are resting now. Miss you both. See ya at Sunrise.

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