Joseph "Outlaw" Johnston 44 passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 unexpectedly at his home. Joe was born June 15, 1974, the son of Raymond and Maylene (Bailey) Johnston in Chillicothe, MO. He was a 1992 graduate of Breckenridge High School. Joe served in the Air Force for 22 years and retired as a Master Sergeant. He graduated from the 80th recruit class of the Highway Patrol and served as a Missouri State Trooper from 2003 until present. Joe was an active member of Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and was famously known as “Outlaw". His hobbies included fishing and hunting, as well as catering events; he was well known for his famous smoked/barbecue meats. He also made deer jerky and rice that was loved by all; He refused to share his recipes even with his family. He bought the motorcycle of his dreams; a Softtail Slim with/sidecar so his best friend and constant companion Jed could always be with him. His greatest accomplishment in life was his son Ethan. Joe made many friends throughout his life, his warm smile, outgoing personality and his great sense of humor will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Joe was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Billy and Sherry Key, paternal grandpa, George R. Johnston Sr.; his aunt Janet Johnston, Grandparents, Delores Wall and Charles Asher, Mattie Treon and F. B. Bailey.
Joe is survived by his son Ethan Joseph Johnston; girlfriend, Diane Ramsey both of the home, parents, Raymond and Maylene Johnston of Breckenridge, sister Shelly Salisbury and husband Rick of Gallatin, grandmother, Mrs. George R. Johnston, Sr. of Golden Age Nursing Home in Braymer. His service dog Jed, and Molly, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.