Dale Edward Johnston, 62, of China Grove, Texas was taken by the Lord on January 3, 2017. Dale grew up in the heart of South Texas, graduating in 1972 from H. M. King High School in Kingsville, and the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. He spent many years working alongside his brothers and father in their family owned restaurant business. Since the mid-1990s, Dale has operated his own business selling and marketing advertising specialties and printing. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Sharlot (Stewart); sons Alex and Austin of San Antonio; daughter Heather of Michigan; his mother Rosemary of New Braunfels; brothers Russel (Kelli) of New Braunfels and Bill (Austin); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie of New Braunfels; and his grandparents Sybil and John Johnston and Walter Pearl and J.C. Zaplac. Services are scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm, Oakwood Baptist Church, 2154 Loop 337, in New Braunfels. If you wish, contributions can be made in honor of Dale's memory, and his love for his Savior Jesus Christ, to his personal charity of choice Ligonier Ministries at ligonier.org.

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  1. Always a smile and ready to roll. Like many of the folks I know, he was a character. Very sorry for your family’s loss.

  2. So sorry to hear the news…I remember Dale as a quiet, calm young man, years ago in Alice, TX. My love and thoughts to each of you as you go through this difficult time.

  3. My heart breaks for you sweetheart. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers sent to you and your boys

  4. Many of God’s blessings and our prayers to help through your sadness. I am so sorry for your loss and Sharlot I am here for you anytime.

  5. I have some wonderful memories of Dale that I will forever cherish. He was always a cool & funny dude at any party/get together. Usually the best damn looking fellow there too! We are all feeling the loss of such a great man. My hope for all of his family is that you cherish the great love and the fun times until you meet him again. I am extremely sorry for your loss and will continue to keep all of you in prayer. Sending my love to ALL of his family.

  6. To All of the Family,

    Dale was my first nephew and very special to me. Our hearts are broken by his loss. He had so much to offer this world and was so smart, handsome and a good Dad. Our prayers, love and sympathy are with each of you today. He will always be remembered and now he is at peace.Sorry we could not be there. All our love and God Bless each of you.

    Uncle Jerry & Aunt Jim Pearl

  7. Dear Rosemary and Family, My heart aches for

    all of you at this difficult time. I pray the lord will comfort you in this time of sorrow. Grieving is not a brief process. Be patient with it and give it time. As with a physical wound, the pain of losing a loved one requires time to heal. Isaiah 53:4 ” May the lord borne your griefs, and carry your sorrow.” Revelation 21:4 ” He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Dale was a troubled soul, but he had a loving heart. I will forever be grateful for our beautiful daughter Heather. He was a very intelligent man and I believe in my heart, he was a child of God. He was welcomed at the gates of heaven with open arms. The bible reads , Luke 23:43. ” If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am there ye may be also.” Our Lord called a solider home. I love you all and you are forever in my prayers. Sincerely, ValerieJohnston. Rosemary sorry to here about Eddie. I did not know until I read it in dales obituary.

  8. Thank you all for your kind words. Please continue to pray for our boys Alex and Austin and Rosemary, Bill and Russel. We all miss Dale tremendously and life will definitely not be the same without him.

    Sharlot

  9. I would like prayers for Dale’s

    Daughter HEATHER JOHNSTON Of

    Michigan. She also lost her father.

    But also just out she lost her Grandfather Eddie.

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