May 24, 1992 ~ August 1, 2019

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Samuel Logan “Sam” Johnston, 27, passed away on August 1, 2019.

A Buncombe Co. native, Sam was the son of Lisa Hoover Falbo and Scott F. Johnston.

Sam owned his own business, Johnston Knives, and was renowned for his custom knife work.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Harlon Troy Johnston; and step-father, James Falbo.

A Celebration of Sam’s Life will be held at the Beverly Hills Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 777 Tunnel Rd.,  Asheville, NC 28805, from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. This is a drop in event and feel free to bring a favorite dish to share. Sam loved a good pot-luck!

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, PO Box 8195, Asheville, NC 28803.


Memorial Service: August 24, 2019 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Beverly Hills Baptist Church
777 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


Room: Fellowship Hall

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    • This is Sam’s mom…. Thank you! Thank you for encouraging and writing to Sam. I saw some of the stuff in Sam’s possessions. The pictures of Lake Junaluska….etc. It meant enough to him to keep it. And Scott showed me the memory book you put together for him… So very special! He also mentioned that you have lost a daughter, I believe? I am so very sorry for your loss. It connects us in that way. Thanks again for your support.

  1. Our hearts , thoughts and prayers are with you Lisa and all the family. No words can convey the sadness and heartache you must be feeling. Trish and Fred

  2. Im sorry Sam, I never got to meet you but you’re dad sure did speak highly of you, i know he loves you more than anything. Fly high with the Angels!

  3. I didn’t know Sam all that well but we chatted quite a bit about knives and art , he was a sweet soul and an amazing talent he’ll be be missed by so many . Rest easy Sam , much love .

  4. Sam I never had the pleasure to meet you. I know your Mom Lisa. She is a wonderful person and I know if you were part of her then you were a special person. My thoughts and prayers to your family in this time of loss.

  5. You and your family are so dear to me. It is so unbelievable that Sam is gone. I will forever miss his light and laughter. Truly an amazing and talented soul, that has left us too soon <3

  6. I never got a chance to meet Sam but I felt like I knew him. Sam’s mother, Lisa, is a dear friend. I have been and will continue to pray for this family. Holding you all close in my heart

  7. My heart is broken for my friends, Scott, Troy and Lisa and Jim. We have been friends for many years. I remember when Sam was born. No words can express the sorrow. I love you all. I will hold you up in my prayers as you walk through this tragedy.

    • Thank you Randy… YOU have known Sam since the very beginning. We missed you at the “celebration” of his life. Thank you for your kind words and your support. It has meant more that you know.

  8. Lisa, we are sending our deepest condolences to you and your husband in the loss of your son. Please know we are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  9. Tom and I are heartbroken about unexpected loss of your son Sam. It is unimaginable and we pray God gives your family the strength to move through this tragedy and your grief.

  10. I can still see Sam toddling around the house learning how to walk. Now he walks with God. Sending love to you all.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lisa and the family. We have so many wonderful memories with your family! Sam holds a dear place in our heart. We love you dearly and will be praying for you!


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