WILMINGTON — Steven Lynn Johnston, 74, peacefully passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Steve was born April 1, 1947, in Arlington, Virginia. He lived in the Wilmington area from 1977 until his passing.
Steve was known for his quick wit and his ability to make people laugh. He inherited his mother’s talent and love of visual arts. He was skilled at painting, photography, wood etching, and so much more. He had a deep love for animals, especially his cats who were his “kids.” He loved cooking and gardening, and was especially known for his stellar tomato crops. He was a salt-water buff and taught many kiddos how to kayak, fish, rake clams and knock oysters.
Steve’s career spanned from banking, real estate to artist. Most recently, he loved working as a volunteer at Fort Johnston in Southport. Whatever Steve did, he did to the fullest. He will be missed by many and leaves behind a legacy of laughter, humor, and a love for all the good things in life.
He was preceded in death by his daughters, Hilleary Ann and Danelle Marie; as well as his parents, Sam and Jean.
He is survived by his daughter, Natalie; and sisters, Linda and Leslie.
A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, at Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market St., Wilmington. The family will receive visitors from 1 to 1:45 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Central/Eastern Carolinas Chapter in honor of his daughters he lost to cystic fibrosis.
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