Freddy Dewayne Johnston, 72


Graveside services for Freddy Dewayne Johnston, 72, of Bakersfield, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnston died March 15, 2024, at his home.  

He was born March 1, 1952, at Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Fred and Vera (DeLarm) Johnston. He married Chrystina Maine on Aug. 21, 1969, at West Plains. Freddy was a farmer who raised Angus cattle, goats and sheep. He ran a construction crew for many years. He was also a long-time staff member at Bakersfield School, serving as a custodian, bus driver, ground maintenance and bus mechanic. Freddy also enjoyed Sunday dinners and time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Chrystina, of the family home; four sons: Larry Johnston and wife Ricky of Bakersfield, and their children, Jeremie (Stephanie), Mandi (Michael) and Bailee (Wil), and seven grandchildren; son Doug Johnston and wife Darla of Moody, and their children, Dedra (Tyler) and Dolan, and one grandchild with one on the way; Darren Johnston and wife Jennifer of Bakersfield and their children, Westin and Savannah; and Michael Johnston and wife Samantha of Bakersfield and their children, Kenny, Evan and Keygan; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Guy Johnston; and two sisters, Vivian Crotts and Bonnie Cunningham.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775. Online condolences may be expressed at

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