Lawrence Joseph Johnson
March 8, 1941 – February 27, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Lawrence Joseph Johnson announces his passing after a brief illness in Fort Worth, Texas, February 27th, 2019 at the age of 77.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sheila L. Johnson; his daughter Kellie Battaglia of Portland, OR; and Sheila’s children, Christine Whitney (husband Jim), Linda Everett (husband Steve) and Thomas Carter (wife Humble). Larry will also be fondly remembered by his brother Gary Johnson (wife Verna), and 10 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father William Piper Johnson; his mother Maxine Frances Deglow, and sister, Rita Johnson.
Lawrence is a veteran of the Vietnam War proudly serving in the Army for six years. He was discharged with full honors. The patriotism he learned in the Army never left him.
Larry was born on March 8, 1941, in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from East High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended college in St. Louis. Larry and Sheila married November 1, 1980. They moved to Denver, CO where they resided for 16 years. He enjoyed taking drives with Sheila and friends through the mountains and also enjoyed ballroom and country dancing with friends and family. He accepted a position in Colorado as a construction estimator where he worked for more than 16 years. In 1997, they moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he accepted a position at CMC Steel continuing his occupation as an estimator in the construction industry, retiring in October 2017.
Larry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid music lover and played the accordion and keyboard. He played on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour where he was awarded first runner up. He also had his own radio show in Ponca City. His family and friends will always remember him as a caring, kind man who loved cars, traveling, music, dance, football and his beloved wife and partner in life, Sheila.
The cremation will take place on March 11, 2019 with a memorial service following, date to be determined. The family is grateful for condolences, but declines flowers and donations.
"God shall wipe all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." -Revelation 21:4