May 1, 1941 - Jan. 31, 2013
SOUTH BEND - Larry C. Johnson, 71, formerly of South Bend, IN, passed away unexpectedly at home in Mesa, Arizona, on January 31, 2013. Larry was born in South Bend, IN, on May 1, 1941, to the late Vada and Charles Johnson. Larry married the former Caroll Paulson, who survives, in May of 1962, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May of 2012. Also surviving are sons, Lance (Denise) and Mark (Abbie) of South Bend; and daughter, Julies of Granger; along with five granddaughters, two grandsons, and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Juanita and Rosalyn, and a stepfather, John Dewilde, preceded him in death. Larry attended Riley High School before pursuing a lifelong career in the automobile business, where he was highly respected in the community. Larry also owned the former Carolls Restauraunt and most recently was President of South Bend Discount Liquors. Larry's children all had the honor of working beside him in his numerous businesses. He and Caroll retired to Mesa, Arizona, where they enjoyed many happy years. In his retirement, he enjoyed fishing, playing cards with his wife, and day trips to the casino. Larry's life was his family; and he would sacrifice anything for his wife, children and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
. A service will be held at a later date in South Bend, IN.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 6, 2013