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Larry S. Johnson III

d. July 23, 2021

Larry was that one in a million, never met another quite like him kind of guy. He was a guy who didn’t hesitate to say what everyone else was thinking. Unapologetically honest, loud and always hilarious. He was the type of person you either wanted to punch in the face or just love, most of the time it was both. He had a knack for finding just the right button to push especially with his siblings, however it was all in good fun. That’s how he showed his love for you.
Growing up he always loved the outdoors, never passing on a chance to go camping. From the moment he was born Larry was always very smart and competitive. He loved playing sports, but his favorite sport of all was hockey. When he wasn’t playing his video games he loved playing board games with his sisters, but was determined not to let them win even if that meant cheating. Through the teen years Larry and his friends did many questionable things. Right on the border of illegal and stupid. He was always in a hurry to grow up and be an adult. At 18 he graduated high school, got his first job at KSI and his first truck. He was so proud of his accomplishments and always worked hard.
As an adult Larry appreciated family barbecues, he considered himself to be a “master chef” and loved to try new recipes. The Office and the Golden Girls were two of Larry’s go to shows, but if we’re being honest he was a huge comedy fan; he could recite the lines to any comedy. His favorite coffee was Starbucks; his favorite drink was Vanilla Crown. When his nephew Karson was born he was a proud uncle, Larry would call him his first born.
Larry wore many hats in his short 26 years (9542 days) of life. He was a son, brother, cousin, friend, uncle, husband and most importantly a father. His greatest accomplishment we’re his children Claire and Colt. He spent the better part of their first years working long hours for his family, but thought a career change was necessary in order to be the father he always wanted to be. Spending Every day available to him with his children while working nights was perfect for him. He found so much joy and happiness playing ninjas, trips to Hart Park to feed the ducks, watching cartoons or rolling around on the floor and ending up at the bottom of the dog pile. Larry wanted to be the perfect father for his children, he told them every day how much he loved them. Claire and Colt we’re his world. He wanted to raise them to be so much more than even he was. Being a great role model to his children and all of his nieces is a nephews was very important to him. They will always know that he didn’t choose to leave them it was choice chosen for him.
Larry wasn’t ready to go yet, but went the way he would have wanted to had he chosen. On his motorcycle. He left an unprecedented mark on everyone he met. He left us with the lifetime of memories to look back on. We will always carry a piece of him in our hearts forever.
Til’ Valhalla!

Viewing will be Saturday August 21 from 7pm to 9pm at Kern River Family Mortuary , 1900 N. Chester Ave.
Bakersfield ,Ca 93308

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