Larry Dewayne Johnson April 23, 1959~February 18, 2014


Larry Dewayne Johnson, 54 of Goshen passed away, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Willard Walker Hospice. He was born April 23, 1959 in Springdale, Arkansas to Wendell Lynn Johnson and Ruby Arvilla Gayer Johnson. Larry worked for the Washington county Sheriff’s department since July 12, 2004 until his passing. Larry also served as a volunteer firefighter/ first responder for the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his mother and his son, Larry Dwayne Johnson Jr. Survivors include his father, Wendell Johnson; son, Jason Johnson; two sisters, Dianna Nash and husband Coleman and Angela Harrison and husband Andy; brother, Gary Johnson  all of Fayetteville; soul mate, Madeleine Blakemore of the home and several nieces, nephews and many friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the funeral Home. A Funeral service will be held on Friday at 2:00 PM at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Stan Morris and Chaplain Earl Adams officiating. Burial will be at the Wesley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Renal Cancer research at the American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718


Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Headquarters
3300 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718



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    Joe gay » 19. Feb, 2014

    Wendell, we were sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Joe and Snookie Gay

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    colleen mccarthy » 20. Feb, 2014

    Maddy I’m so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    Jill Hollowell » 20. Feb, 2014

    I only met Larry a handful of times, but he was always a very sweet man. Maddy, my heart breaks for you. To all the family, I wish you strength through his passing . I will keep you in my thoughts.

    Donna Johnson » 20. Feb, 2014

    To Larry’s family and love ones I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Joan Perry » 20. Feb, 2014

    He will be missed, so sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers are with you.

    A Neighbor » 20. Feb, 2014

    I’m sorry for the loss of Larry Dewayne Johnson may he RIP, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.” John 14:16; John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:29

    Randy & Linda Bradley » 20. Feb, 2014

    Wendell and all the family: We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers. We send our deepest condolences.

    Lanny and Sharon Samuels » 21. Feb, 2014

    So sorry for the loss of Larry, thoughts and prayers for the family

    nancy morgan » 21. Feb, 2014

    so sorry for your loss maddy….please contact me if i can help in any way..you can reach me at 479-502-0952…my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…

    Beth McCollum » 21. Feb, 2014

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences and sympathy for the loss of your soul-mate, father, brother, son and uncle. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed by many of the people who he help and knew. May you find comfort in knowing that he is not longer suffering with his illness and pain. We are keeping all of you are in our thoughts and payers.

    Jeff and Beth McCollum and Family

    Bill and Mary Lee Kennedy » 21. Feb, 2014

    We are so sorry for the loss of your son. It’s always a shock when we out live our children. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Sorry we can’t be there.

    Bill and Mary Lee Kennedy

    Burley Gayer » 21. Feb, 2014

    I’m sorry to hear about Larry. It was nice to see nearly all of Washington County Sheriff’s office there to send him off. He will be missed! Love to his family.

    Randall Mouser and family » 25. Feb, 2014

    Wendell and family,
    Please accept our condolences and deepest sympathy on your loss. Although our families have drifted apart from the Wesley days of yore we’re still kin underneath it all. May peace be with you all.

    Steve Ridenoure » 12. Mar, 2014

    Larry will be missed, prayers to his family.