JOHNSTON, Carroll Philip

January 03, 1945 ~ April 01, 2016

CARROLL PHILIP JOHNSTON, 71, of Eggleston, VA, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at his home after a long health battle. He was born January 3, 1945 at Pearisburg the son of the late William Preston & Clara Edith Johnston. He worked at Celanese for 38 years and after retiring, he continued working at Downtown Exxon, Pulaski. He will be missed by many family members and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Barbara Johnston. Carroll is survived by two sons & a daughter-in-law, Kenneth & Tonya Johnston and Michael Johnston; two step-children, Alex Wilson & Tammy Wilson; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Odell & Nellie Johnston and Jerry Johnston; special grandchildren, Derek & Kendra Johnston; two nephews, Bryne & Doug Johnston; a niece,  Danyell Neely; and his beloved four legged companion, Toto. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, with Pastor Lynn M. Garrison officiating. Burial will follow at Birchlawn Burial Park, Inc., Pearisburg. The Johnston family will receive friends Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the funeral home from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The Johnston family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate,, (540) 921-2985.