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March 4, 2014

Larry Wayne Johnson

THOMASVILLE — Larry Wayne Johnson, 65, of Thomasville, died Sunday Feb. 23, 2014, at home on Russell Road. A memorial service, with military honors, is at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with remarks from the family. Born May 1, 1948, in Quincy, Fla., he was the son of the late Albert Alexander Johnson and Sarah Lou Strickland Johnson. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired carpenter and was of Baptist faith. On July 23, 1969, he received The Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service in the Republic of Vietnam during the period of November 1968 to June 1969. He served in the Vietnam War as a weapons specialist and dog handler. After his tour in the war he attended National Guard duty and spent his career building manufactured homes. While he could meet the challenge of any aspect of his position his specialty was walls. He was known by his family and friends as Crazy Larry Insane Wayne Trouble Johnson and was best known for his kind heart and giving nature. His main hobby was recording movies from TV to VHS and stocking his shelves as he built his own version of Video Warehouse. Survivors include three sons, Larry W. Johnson, Michael W. Johnson, David L. Johnson all of Florida; one sister, Elizabeth Hewitt; one brother, Marston Johnson, both of Quincy Fla.; his significant other, Orline Baggett of Moultrie; five step-children, Sandra Baillargeon of Demorest, Kathy Royal and Eddie Baillargeon both of Thomasville, Linda Baillargeon and David Baillargeon both of Moultrie; numerous grand and great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death one brother, Charles Johnson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Bus Fund, 2033 2nd Ave., S.E., Moultrie, Ga 31768. — Cobb Funeral Chapel

 

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