Johnny Tyrone Hairston


Johnny Tyrone Hairston was born December 2, 1956, in Columbus, Ohio, to Margaret L. Hairston. Saturday, October 7, 2017, he took his final flight and entered into the gates of heaven.

Johnny accepted Christ at a young age and was a former member of Greater Liberty Temple COGIC. He loved to sing. His desire for music was passed down to him from his mother and uncles, who traveled and sang professionally.  He was a graduate of Linden McKinley High School class of “76.  Making him a proud “Panther-4-Life”.  Johnny was a master mechanic.  He was a Commissioner for the South Linden Area Commission.  He was currently employed by IMPACT, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio

Johnny was truly a loving Son, Father, Grand-father, Uncle, and Best Friend. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Margaret.  Brother, DeWayne Hairston, Sr.  Maternal grandmother, Janie Orr James. Aunts: Jerri Torrence, Elizabeth Wilborn, Patricia Davey, and Della Bryant. Uncles: John Rash, William (Uncle Bill) Rash, Monroe James, and Lenzie Hansford.

Survived by Daughters: Sherrice Hairston (Phoenix, AZ) and Skylar Williams-Hairston (mother: Kim Williams, Columbus, OH). Grand-son: Ameer Osama.  Sisters: Susie Watkins (Detroit, MI) and Shirley (Arthur) Williams (Columbus, OH). Brothers: Charles Hairston, Jr. (Columbus, OH).

Aunts: Estell Rash (Columbus, OH) and Berma (Jean) Rash (Columbus, OH). Special Cousins: Yvette Winston, Yvonne Wheeler of Columbus, OH and Delores (Richard) Richardson (Gary WV).  George Rash (Gary, IN).

Special Children: Antonio Malone, Tomunisha Malone, Kourtney Malone, and Dujuan Williams all of Columbus, OH. Eight special grandchildren.

Nieces: Denise Watkins (Detroit, MI), Britney Williams, Sherell Hairston, Waynesha Hairston, Sandra Hairston, Shaunita (Raheem) Bonds-Farmer, Ateshia (Dajuan) Jefferson-Fuqua, Tierra Hairston, all of Columbus, OH.

Nephews: Norman (Lisa) Watkins, Jr., Daniel (Mildred) Watkins, and Maurice Watkins all of Detroit, MI. Demetrius Hairston, Dewaye Hairston, Jr, Tevin Hairston, Chaz Hairston, and Charles (Charlie) Hairston all of Columbus, OH. Johnny is also survived by 20 great nieces/nephews and seven great-grand nieces/nephews

Special Friends: Terri Malone, and Donna Malone all of Columbus, OH.

A host of other relatives, friends and special friends.

Special thanks to: Linden McKinley All-Class School Reunion Family. IMPACT, Inc. Family, South Linden Area Commission, The Zangmeister Cancer Center, St. Ann’s/Mt. Carmel and the Staff at OSU-James Hospital.

Visitation 6:00pm Funeral 7:00pm Thursday, October 12, 2017 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment  10:00am Friday October 13, 2017 at Evergreen Burial Park

Condolence Messages

  1. Mr&Mrs Donald Greggs

    Sending our condolences to the family,may God wrap his arms around the family through this time of grieving amen

  2. Darlene Owens-Howard

    We had a special relationship; we had a special bond. We never really mentioned it…that’s how we got along. The last time that we spoke in time it turned into a fuss, but recently we mended that and shared that time was rough. You shared with me some special news that brought tears to my eyes…from miles away and until this day…you turned that to a smile. I know your in a special place with Mom Margaret, Dwayne and kin. Just know you left behind a whole bunch of kin/ friends who loved you till the end! You left us all with that great big smile and a laugh that will always stay…until we meet again.

  3. May God’s comfort cover all who knew
    Johnny. I remember him while growing up around Linmoor Jr. High.

  4. Donna Rash-Sawyer

    You are Greatly missed, Johnny. I love you. I am praying for your friends and family left mourning your lost. I know you were welcomed in the loving arms of Aunt Margaret and all your Aunts, Uncles, cousins, friends and my Dad William (Uncle Bill) Rash that had prepared the way for your homecoming. You can rest now, there will be no more pain just the joy of GOD’s Glory! I’ll see you when I get there….

  5. I’m So Sorry for Your Loss, My Prayers & Thoughts For The Hairston Family Johnny you will be Missed!!!! Peggy Thomison

  6. Sending condolences to the family,may God wrap his arms around the family through this time of grieving.

  7. To the Hairston family, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. At Isaiah 33:24 God promises that soon, “And no resident will say: “I am sick.” Very soon, God will reverse the effects of sin and will eliminate death forever and all of His promises will come true! – Isaiah 25:8

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