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Benjamin Mark Johnston

September 25, 1936 — May 7, 2024

Harrisburg

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Benjamin Mark Johnston of Harrisburg, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the age of 87. 

Ben was born on September 25,1936 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina to Benjamin Sloop Johnston and Melrose Harrison Johnston. He grew up in Newell, North Carolina. He married his wife, Carolyn, on October 26th, 1956. Ben and Carolyn welcomed their two children, Mark and Wendi. They were happily married for 64 years. They had an unbreakable bond and loved their long life together. Ben served in the United States Army for 3 years and was a Mecklenburg County Police Officer for 30 years. He retired from the police department as the Assistant Chief at the age of 53.

Ben was preceded in death by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin and Melrose Johnston, his sisters, Rosemary (Bootsie) Martin and Katherine Harris, and his beloved wife, Carolyn Rebecca Johnston. Ben is survived by his son, Mark Johnston and wife, Connie Johnston; his daughter, Wendi Kempf and husband Jim Kempf; his grandchildren, Dusti Shaffer and husband Mike Shaffer, Brooke Gibbs and husband Jonathan Gibbs, and Ian Kempf; and his great-grandchildren, Judah Gibbs, Carrlyn Shaffer, Asher Gibbs, and Eden Gibbs.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, May 14th, at 11:00 am at Sunset Memory Gardens in Mint Hill at 8901 Lawyers Road, Mint Hill, NC. The service will be officiated by Rev. Rody Carland.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Harrisburg is serving the Johnston family.
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