Larry Johnson, 75, Neosho, passed away on July 4, 2020, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Larry was born in Clinton to Leo and Marcia (Ashley) Johnson. He proudly served in the Army Reserves, 1967-1971.

He worked for KAMO Power and retired as the Southwest Missouri Supervisor.

Larry married Sharon K. (Aldrich) in Nevada and to this union, two children were born, Renee and Aaron.  He was always involved with Renee and Aaron’s activities. he coached T-Ball and little league teams and initiated the first Band Booster Club and served on the El Dorado R – II School Board, a position he won the first time as a write in candidate.

Larry was always busy and active – playing fast pitch softball, golf, riding motorcycles, teaching motorcycle safety, volunteering at the Help Center and Newton County Food Basket Brigade.  Larry and his wife, Sharon enjoyed traveling the back roads of the US on their Goldwing seeing 49 states and nearly all provinces of Canada, making many friends along the way. Larry enjoyed and spent many years researching family genealogy.

Larry was saved at an early age and as an adult, served the Lord as Deacon, Trustee, Music Leader, Sunday School Director and Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church in El Dorado Springs and currently was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Neosho.

Larry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharon; his daughter, Renee Johnson, of Neosho; his son, Aaron, and wife, Teresa (Frey). of Arizona; granddaughter, Kaylin Davis and husband, Nyle; great granddaughter, Ema, who kept him on his toes with laughter and adventures, all of Neosho; his sister, Sheri Proctor, and husband, Terry, of El Dorado Springs; his best friend, Gary Marshall, of Neosho; and many nieces and nephews.   

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Michael; and nephew, Benjamin Proctor.

A celebration of life service began at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, in the First Baptist Church, El Dorado Springs.  The family requested that family and friends wear masks and observe social distancing protocol.

Contributions in memory of Larry may be made the Help Center or Newton County Food Basket Brigade, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.  Online condolences may be posted at  Services were under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

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