Larry Woodrow Johnson, age 75, passed away on September 15, 2021, in Hartford, Kentucky. He was born April 17, 1946, in Butler County, Kentucky to the late Woodrow W. Johnson and Jewellene Johnson. He married Norma Jean McAdams in 2002 in Hartford, KY after being together since 1981.
Larry served in the US Army from 1962 to 1969. His served in Germany and Vietnam. Also, he
was an Honor Guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
After his military service, he worked as a truck driver and in construction and as a painting contractor. He loved traveling and never met a stranger. He and Norma moved to Roswell, New Mexico and stayed for many years. Larry was a family man in every sense of the phrase. His loving grin and infectious laugh were always a welcome part of any gathering. All those who knew him couldn’t help but know they were cared for. He touched so many lives with his kindness and loving sprit. Larry was deeply loved and will be missed more than words can explain.
Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Jerry Lee Johnson and Randy Johnson, his sister, Maydean Johnson Fulkerson and his daughters Amelia Faye Johnson and Tonya Lynn Autry.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Johnson in Hartford; one son Clinton McAdams and wife Jessica of Norfolk, Virginia, two daughters Ashley McAdams of Hartford, and Anita Sorrels of Dallas, Texas. He is also survived by his brother Mark Johnson and wife Suzanne; his sister Annette Evans, all of Kentucky, and his brother William Johnson and wife Rita of Roswell, New Mexico. Also surviving him are his grandchildren Jude, Bailey and Zachary McAdams of Norfolk, Virginia, Hermione Swift of Hartford, Sgt. Brandon Johnson, USMC and wife Abby of Okinawa, Japan, Justin Johnson of Owensboro, Rowan Ralph of Hartford, Kolton Sorrels of Dallas, Texas and Sgt. Ian Kingsfather, USMC, of San Antonio, Texas and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, September 18, 2021, with full military honors by Ohio County Honor Guard. The service will be officiated by his nephew, David Johnson, of Roswell, New Mexico. A private burial will be held at a later date in Rosine Cemetery. Friends may visit with Mr. Johnson’s family from 10 AM until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donation to the Larry Woodrow Johnson Memorial Fund, c/o William L. Danks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 407, Beaver Dam, Kentucky 42320. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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