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Homer Willis Johnston

Homer Willis Johnston, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on May 1, 2022, at his residence at the age of 81. He was born on October 3, 1940, in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Willis and Arles (Seabaugh) Johnston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mae Lucille Johnston, and Barbara Ann Johnston.

Homer proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Navy.

He was a treasure hunter and enjoyed antiquing. He also loved going to auctions and even worked as an auctioneer. Homer will be remembered as a kind person who never met a stranger. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Homer is survived by his soulmate of ten years, Bonnie Todaro of Farmington, his children, William Joseph Johnston, Belinda Jane Rellergert, Melissa “Missy” Ann Whaley, Mark Damon Langston, Stacy Renee Gilmer, Brian Keith (and wife Cassidy) Johnston, and Jason Thomas (and wife, Melanie) Johnston, his grandchildren, Isaiah, Harlea, Alyx, special bonus grandchildren, Isa and Devon, along with several other grandchildren, his siblings, Larry Johnston, Clodine Papin, Willis Johnston, Truman Johnston, Cliff Johnston, and Sharon Johnston, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation for family will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022, from 4:00pm until 5:00pm at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Public visitation will be from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. Interment will be held at a later date at Sargents Chapel Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or  View the video tribute and share your condolences at