Paul "Snooky" Johnston

October 16, 1949 ~ November 22, 2021 (age 72)


Paul “Snooky” Johnston, age 72 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 11:15 am on Monday, November 22, 2021 at his residence with his loving family by his side.

A Celebration of Life with a meal and fellowship following will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the Girl Scout House in Metropolis with Pastor Melissa Simpson officiating.

Snooky was retired from Laborers Local 1320 and the City of Metropolis, where he served as Public Works Director under Mayor Beth Clanahan. He was a member of the War Bluff Trail Riders. He had a love for riding horses, trail riding, and camping. He was the one to call when something broke as he was “Mr. Fix It”. Most of the time he could be found in the garage or on his lawn mower or tractor. Snooky was one of a kind.


Snooky is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cheryl (Scarborough) Johnston; one daughter, Kimberly Johnston Shelton; three sons, Paul Johnston, Chris Johnston, and Michael Johnston; 5 grandchildren; grand dog, Smokey; brother, Albert Johnston; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and JoAnn Dennis.

Snooky was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Helen (Baggett) Johnston; sister, Paulette Parmely; brother, Richard Duff; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Barbara Scarborough.

Memorials may be made in Snooky’s name to Cassidy’s Cause Therapeutic Riding Academy, 6075 Clinton Road, Paducah, Kentucky 42001 or Mercy Health Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, Kentucky 42002.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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Celebration of Life
November 27, 2021

1:00 PM
Metropolis Girl Scout House
East 7th Street
Metropolis, IL 62960


Cassidy's Cause
6075 Clinton Road, Paducah KY 42001

Mercy Health Hospice
P.O. Box 7100, Paducah KY 42002

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