Larry "John" Gale Johnson, 66, of rural Marshall, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, in his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Sumner. Memorials may be made to family choice. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born May 8, 1943, in Triplett, he was the son of the late Claude "Bing" Wesley Johnson and Una "Bea" Hooper Johnson. On Jan. 19, 1975, he married Patsy E. Travis Quint Johnson, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall area most of his life and settled on his farm in August 2002.
He became known as the "Electronic Wizard" in Marshall and was a jack of all trades. He owned and operated Larry G. Johnson's Trucking from 1982 to 1989. He also drove over the road for many companies, including ConAgra, S.E. Rykoff in Phoenix, Ariz., M & I Truck Line, Hahn & Phillips and Truck Transport. He also fueled trains in Kansas City while working for CTI. He was currently employed with Dist. Tech of Gurnee, Ill., and had worked there for 10 years. While serving in the U.S. Army he was an electronic color specialist and worked in the television and broadcasting division. His hobbies included his love for farming, working on his land and collecting antique tractors and farm equipment. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Survivors include his seven children, Dennis L. Johnson and his wife, Peggy Sue, of Cross Timbers, Laurinda Johnson Beruan of East Lynne, Sherry Kay Quint of Sedalia, Mary Johnson Dent and her husband, James, of Sedalia, Marla J. Quint Messing and her husband, Kevin, of Marshall, Smitty Quint and his wife, Sam, of Marshall and John P. Johnson and his wife, Cara, of Marshall; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Laurel A. "Popeye" Robison of Laurie and Brenda Jones of Brunswick; two brothers, Terry L. Johnson of Marshall and Tom Johnson of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Wayne, Kevin, Kenneth and Dale Johnson, and one sister, Claudia Wiseman.
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