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David Allen Johnston, age 43


David Allen Johnston, age 43, of Allston, Massachusetts, passed away on Thursday, July 04, 2024. He was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas on July 14, 1980. Affectionately known to his friends in Arkansas as “Shorty” and “Dee” to his friends in Massachusetts.

David is preceded in death by his parents; Terry Michael Johnston and Brenda Sue McPhail Johnston and his grandparents Anita Sue McPhail, Joe Warren Johnston and Esther Louise Henry Johnston.

He is survived by his sister; Jessica Mashburn (Thomas); three nieces Skylar Johnston, Brylie Mashburn, and Emersyn Mashburn; his Uncle Bobby Joe Johnston; his aunts Pansy Smith and Darlene Knotts; along with a host of extended family, and many friends. David enjoyed reading and the outdoors. His passion was music both recording and preforming.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 15, 2024 from 6-8 PM in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 10 am at Sixteenth Section Cemetery in Austin, Arkansas with Bro. David Maynard officiating.

Services are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

1 Comment

  • Salem Posted July 11, 2024 5:22 PM

    I’ve known David since before everybody started calling him shorty. It’s hard to believe he’s gone. I hadn’t seen him in years but we’d occasionally talk on Facebook over the years. In high school we would send long unnecessary emails back and forth about why he thought Metallica sucked and why I was wrong for liking them and I would try to convince him they were still good. I have no idea why we did that, other than music was important to both of us and we’re both highly opinionated. He loved a band I was in Calcabrina and he would continue to purchase our music over the years right off the website. I can’t count how many times he purchased the same album. 8!or 9 times maybe. He didn’t have to do that.. I could’ve easily sent him the music. But that was his way of showing his support for the band I guess. We never talked about it but I always knew it was him. Hope to see you again one day

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