Scott Johnston: A Person I Would Have Liked to Have Known
Scott Johnston was the General Manager of Liberty Guns, Liberty Alliance, LLC. Scott passed away in a car accident Monday evening. Scott was a wonderful manager, kind friend, and loving husband and father to his precious wife and children. He is greatly loved, and will be greatly missed.
While we rejoice for him, knowing that he’s with our Lord and Savior, we ask that you keep his family (parents, siblings, wife Keri, and young sons Rowan and Colton) and his many friends in your prayers.
Liberty Guns on Facebook wrote:
Liberty Guns owes our existence to his skillful knowledge of guns and sales that enabled us to open a retail store to the people of Northern Georgia. He is greatly loved, and will be greatly missed. While we rejoice for him, knowing that he’s with our Lord and Savior, we ask that you keep his family and friends in your prayers.
Anytime we lose a family member it’s a difficult time for us all. Scott Johnston was part of our family. He was a good man. Many had the fortunate opportunity to know him and know of him. Here are a few exerpts from those people who knew Scott:
Almost 3 years to the day, Scott left his job as a mechanic and joined Liberty Alliance as our e-commerce marketing director. It wasn’t long before we realized he had a superior knowledge of firearms. Because of Scott, I proceeded with confidence in obtaining our FFL and launched LibertyGuns.com. Under his guidance, we expanded into a full size store, to which he devoted many long hours without complaint. It was Scott’s recommendation to bring the first and only virtual range to Paulding county. Scott was always trying to think of new ways to make our business more successful.
Scott was a loyal and dedicated team member. For example, I took my boys to the range yesterday evening. While we were shooting and having fun, I saw Scott vacuuming and making the place look good for the next business day. This was just another example of his humility and quiet leadership.
He was an integral part of our Family and he will be greatly missed. I have found some peace in knowing that he is in the arms of our Savior. Still, it is never easy to say goodbye to someone we care about.
Please join me as our thoughts and prayers go to Scott’s wife Keri, our Customer Service Manager, and his boys Rowan and Colton. There are difficult days ahead for them as they mourn the loss of a good husband, a good father, and a good man. Our grief cannot compare to their own. Please keep them in your prayers over the next few months. – Brandon, Founder, Liberty Alliance & Liberty Guns
Others at Liberty Guns and friends added:
When you work under someone for a year and a half almost every day, you get to know them pretty well. He has a sweet wife and two little boys that he was a great dad to. My heart goes out to them through this time of grief. – Bethany, Staff Member, Liberty Guns
Scott was the real deal. What you saw was what you got with him. He genuinely cared for the people around him, and it showed by how he treated them. The world is truly a better place for having Scott with us. You were loved by us all Scott, and will be greatly missed. – Joe, Co-worker, Liberty Alliance
He was a straight shooter. He was so polite and respectful and just so real. Things weren’t always easy…. He kept trying. Things didn’t always go right. He kept going. We didn’t always have the answers. He kept pushing. We didn’t always have highs, but he never let it get him low. He wasn’t the guy to say it wasn’t his problem. He wasn’t the guy who would ever blame it on someone else or be lazy. He was caring, fun, kind, real. – Liz, Co-worker, Liberty Alliance
Scott was one of the sweetest guys i’ve ever known. He was a wonderful man, a doting father and a husband who loved his wife. I loved being his friend because I knew he would always have time for a good conversation. – Onan, Friend, The Journey Hiram
Scott Johnston is the store manager of Liberty Guns. He opens and closes the store. He runs a tight ship. Everybody loves him. He leads by example. He’s the one wiping counters and vacuuming the floor. He never complains. – Kent, Client, Liberty Guns
As you can see, Scott Johnston was loved by many. He was kind, sweet, funny, hard working, polite, respectful, persistent, genuine, devoted, loyal, dedicated, a wonderful man, loving father, and a straight shooter. I didn’t know him, but certainly he sounds like a marvelous young man, I would have liked to have known.
Members of Liberty Guns have set up a GoFundMe account in support Scott’s wife and children during this trying time. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
All of us at Joe For America extend our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Scott Johnston and Liberty Alliance, LLC. May you be blessed by God during these difficult times. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. God Bless you all!