David Merrill Johnstone

Johnstone PhotoDavid Merrill Johnstone, of League City, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at his home in League City at the age of 46. He was born on April 19, 1969 in Maryland to Terry and Cathy Johnstone. As a child, David had a love and passion for sports and the outdoors. He greatly enjoyed supporting his favorite teams of Houston Astros and Washington Redskins. Later, he devoted his time to coaching little league baseball in LaMarque. He also greatly enjoyed taking his children hunting and fishing and teaching them about the outdoors. David was a successful small business owner in League City and owned and operated David’s Pool Service. David was preceded in death by his mother-n-law Judy Tausch. He is survived by his loving wife Trisha, daughters Anna Catharina and Emma Marie, sons James Thomas, Jackson David and Matthew Holloway, parents Terry and Cathy, sisters Shelley Johnstone, Alice Oberholtzer and husband Gary, Kristen Winkel and husband Joe, brother Terry Johnstone and wife Sandra, father-n-law James Tausch, Sister-n-law Carolyn Muskeit and husband Barry, brother-n-law Jimmy Tausch and wife Holly, nieces and nephews Colby, Caleb, Caitlin, Hannah, Jacob, Clay, Kaci, Erin, Hunter, Zachary, Terry, Brittany, Priscilla, Haley and Bradley, dear friends Andy and Tiesa Abbott and many other loving family and friends. The Family will receive friends on Saturday at 1:00pm with a Celebration of Life Ceremony at 2 o’clock at Crowder Funeral Home, 851 Hwy 517 West, Dickinson, Texas 77539. In lieu of flowers, you send memorials to the Benefit of David’s children at www.gofundme.com/r8bsk8


  1. My family have kept David and his family in our prayers. My heart goes out to all of his loved ones, especially his mother, wife and family.

    Renee Dirkmaat
  2. David was a good man and a great father. I met him through my brother’s marriage to Alice and I am blessed to have known him.

    God bless

    Jon Oberholtzer
  3. To the Johnstone family! I’m just learning of this sad news today. Please accept my sincerest condolences. David and my Kim were the same age. I can’t imagine what you must be going through at this terrible time of loss. We never know what life has in store for us or how long we will be here but there is comfort in the eternities. My heart is heavy for all of you! ♡ Sis. Marian Jean Millo (Nolte)

  4. David will always be in our hearts. He was a devoted employee and a friend. We will miss him. Rest in Peace dear friend.

    David and Stephenie Pharr
  5. My heart was sad the day I learned of his illness. I went to school with David and have wonderful memories growing up together! RIP Johnstone! Prayers to his family.

    Tammie Castillo
  6. My continued prayers are with David’s family. David was a classmate of mine.. always had a smile on his face and a very friendly guy. La Marque class of 87.

    Cynthia Gonzales Dotson
  7. I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My condolences to the Johnstone family. My prayers are with you.

    Bishop Gariby
    Galveston Ward

    Reuben Gariby
  8. *Our sympathy goes out to all of the Johnstone family at this time. May you be comforted*

    Paul and Betty Arnold
  9. We were sadden of David’s illness,Now more so of his passing.. David had a heart of gold.His smile will stay in our hearts for ever.Trisha,you know my heart is with you,thoughts of Emma,Anna,James,and Jackson.My thoughts to his family.Aunt Pat

    Pat And Jack
  10. I ask God to hold you close during this time of sadness. Much love to the entire family! My thoughts and prayers to all of you.

    Barbara Pembroke
  11. My condolences for the family, David will be missed. He was a great person and now we will wait to see him again. The galvan-perez family are saddened and will continue praying for your family during these tough times.

    letty and family
  12. Daddy
    I love you so much ❤️ I will always miss you know matter what
    I just want you to know you mean the world to me
    And I love you ❤️💕

    Anna Johnstone
  13. Daddy I will always be thinking about you 💕❤️💗💙💜😘🥰 I love you

    Anna Johnstone
  14. I miss you dad, things have been hard ever since you left us to join the afterlife. I haven’t been able to think straight much and I’m falling into a depressive state(or well I already have). I miss you so much and I hope your going great .

    Emma Johnstone
  15. Hi daddy it’s Anna 💗 I’m 13 now and I’m doing cheerleading! I am so sad that you have missed the really important things in my life and it still hurts me to face reality and realize that your actually gone. I just want you to know that I love you so much and miss you so much and wish you were here 🥺💗 I love you sooooo much!

    Anna 💗

    Anna (David’s daughter)
  16. sup dad! im 14 now and i miss you! love you

    anna j

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