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Larry Edmond Johnson, age 75

Larry Edmond Johnson, 75, passed away to be with Jesus on April 04, 2023, after years of fighting every health obstacle he encountered and the ones the doctors said wouldn’t survive. He had a strong will to live life to the fullest and made sure to live life his way.

Larry was born on December 1, 1947, in North Little Rock. After graduating from Jacksonville High School in 1966, he chose to forgo a football scholarship in order to serve his country by joining the US Navy, where he completed two tours of duty during the Vietnam War. After his service, Larry pursued a career in the car business, starting at North Little Rock’s Twin City Motors alongside his lifelong friend DJ Jones. He went on to own and operate Larry Johnson’s Auto for many years. He was an active member and officer of the AIADA Association. Additionally, Larry co-founded and served on the board of the We Are The 22 (WAT22) Veterans suicide prevention organization.

Larry was a well-loved man who enjoyed tending to his yard every day. He was a generous person who made friends with everyone he encountered. Not only was he a great storyteller, but he was also a political expert who loved his country and was deeply devoted to his family. Larry was a beloved individual who left a lasting impression on those he connected with.

Larry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Johnson; sons Nicholas and Patrick Johnson; Rebecca Goldman; Kylie Williams; sister-in-law Joan Norton; and many nieces; nephews; and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd (Tony) and Billie Johnson; and brothers Kenny and Tony Johnson.

A visitation will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 10:30am with a funeral service starting at 11:30am in the Chapel of A Natural State Funeral Service; 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. Entombment to follow at Rest Hills Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • The Brown’s Posted April 13, 2023 5:17 PM

    Pat and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a larger than life character whose exuberance will always live on in spirit. So many memories, so many laughs, and a good friend, always.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers for whatever comfort and solace that you need going forward.
    Love, Sandy and Ronnie Brown, and family

  • Brian Barton Posted April 13, 2023 6:59 PM

    Larry was always a fun conversation. I brought him chicken a couple times after my work day and he loved it. Said I was a great example for his son Pat. Thanks for all the fun talks Larry. You are an original.

  • Cory Davis Posted April 14, 2023 9:05 AM

    Larry was never short on words and always had a great Joke to tell . If you ever felt like you needed to do some yardwork all you had to do was swing by and talk to Larry because I promise he would put you right to work. Larry will be missed by a lot of friends and family but I think he left a lot of stories of himself to pass on for others to remember him. I know for myself I will miss the way Larry answered his phone when you called him ” Come in ” and those that would call him know what I am talking about . We will miss you Larry .

  • Gwen Wiggins Posted April 14, 2023 9:23 AM

    I was privileged to know Larry Johnson, husband to my good friend, Pat. His dedication to We Are the 22 was so inspiring. I love the way they both lived life to the fullest, enjoying their beautiful home and garden. Condolences to Par and their sons, and to the rest of their family and friends. May God bless you with precious memories.

    • Gwen Wiggins Posted April 14, 2023 9:25 AM

      To Pat and sons

  • Carol Jones Posted April 14, 2023 9:41 AM

    Pat although I never met your beloved Larry I feel like I would have loved being around him. I can tell that he was a wonderful man full of service and dedication to others and to our country. Congratulations on your 50 years together. I am so sorry for your loss!
    May God’s comfort and many sweet memories bring you peace and joy despite the heartaches.

    Love snd prayers, Carol Jones

  • Bob and Sandy Burnham Posted April 14, 2023 11:20 AM

    Pat, praying for comfort for you and family.To visit with him on the phone has alway been a bright light in our day. He and Bob pounded that old concrete many years and loved every minute of it. He loved you and the Boys so . We will miss our talks and laughs. GOD bless you our friend, I know he will have some good stories to tell us when we all get across that last car lot.

  • Ann Cornwell Posted April 14, 2023 4:59 PM

    Pat I just learned of Larry’s passing. Praying for you and the boys during this time. Larry will be remembered by many for the friendship and story telling. I loved visiting with him on all kinds of topics from TV shows, politics and music. He and Gilbert were a lot alike. Never met a stranger and always had a story to tell. Take care.

  • Sandra wooley Reightler Posted April 16, 2023 5:48 PM

    Missing cousin Larry I will be ER forget you

  • Kris Jones Posted October 11, 2023 7:05 PM

    Pat and Johnson family. Larry was like an uncle to me. Someone I loved, cherished, and looked up to so much. The stories of Twin City Motors and his time spent with Jones family, are memories I’ll carry with me forever. He gave me closeness with my dad and uncle, through his stories and memories, that I cherish.
    Thank you for the love and kindness you have always shared with my family and I.

    The most love and respect,

    Kris Jones

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