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Merritt Alexander Johnston Jr, age 76

Merritt Alexander Johnston Jr, age 76, of Conway, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2023. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 6, 1946 to the late Merritt Alexander Johnston Sr and Clara Belle Stewart Johnston.

Merritt loved time with his sons and grandchildren fishing at Lake Conway or with his wife traveling the backroads of Arkansas catching sunsets.

Merritt leaves behind his loving wife of 44 years Rosalie Johnston; three sons Stewart (Cheyenne) Johnston, Michael (Lisa Harmon) Johnston, and Stephen (Beth) Johnston; grandchildren Jacob, Tori, Kian, and Caleb Johnston; brother-in-law James (Gina) Campbell; and lifelong best friend Jerry (Kaye) Bell.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring. Details to be announced later.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Courtney Roldan Posted January 27, 2023 6:11 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you all during this time.

  • Jane Martin Posted January 27, 2023 6:48 PM

    Rosalie, I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Amber mace from superior hrc Posted January 27, 2023 7:00 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Thank you for allowing us to care for him. You are an awesome wife.

  • Regina sanders Posted January 27, 2023 11:24 PM

    I was blessed to meet and take care of this sweet man and he blessed me every shift with sweet words I will miss him. Truly blessed to have known him

  • Tina Shelby Posted January 28, 2023 12:30 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God surround you with his love at this difficult time

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