Jack “Kelly” Johnston Jr., of Richmond passed away quickly and peacefully Christmas Eve 2020 after his years long battle of cancer.
Born on April 17, 1945 to the late Janie May Will, Jack Kelly Johnston Sr. and stepfather Edward M. Eppes III. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Margret Hale Magill, Matthew Will Johnston; niece Erin Grey Magill; and grandson J Gooss. He is survived by his daughters Mary Elizabeth Ortuno, Baker Kelly Johnston Gooss; stepdaughter Dawn Bancroft Frappollo; his four grandchildren: James, Isabella, Lily and Bo; nephew Tyler Magill; and stepsister Margaret Eppes Curtis.
Kelly will be remembered by his extreme generosity and special giveaways whether they were two-dollar bills, pocket-crosses or eye-glass cleaners, he was sure to bring you a smile or make a new friend. Kelly’s greatest joys were his health mission through the SDA church, his years long service to his fellow AA members, and his love of the water and gardening, teaching his daughters and grandchildren to boat, fish, and find peace in nature.
The family’s mausoleum at Hollywood Cemetery will be open Saturday, January 16th from 1-3pm for relatives only.
The family will receive friends for an informal memorial service Sunday, January 17th from 10-11am at Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.