AMerican Veteran 11

Larry "Spyderman" Johnson

April 16, 1949 ~ October 19, 2021 (age 72)



Larry was born in Dodge City, Kansas to parents William Van Johnson and Betty Jean Lyon on April 16, 1949.

Larry attended High School at Palo Duro High graduating in June 1968.

He attended Electrical Engineering Technical School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was proud of his work in drafting, design, and electrical engineering, and several buildings in downtown Albuquerque are signature accomplishments.

Larry dedicated his last career years to Albuquerque Country Propane and Gas company.  He was a master meter operator, and responsible for the fill-up station.

Larry “Spyderman” Johnson was an avid biker throughout his entire life and was a member of several biker clubs in his early adult years.  He was a true Harley Davidson purist.

A series of health events transpired to bring Larry to Texas.  On April 6, 2018, he suffered a stroke in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Upon being released from the hospital  Larry experienced many new physical limitations as a result of the stroke.  At the urging of his sister she convinced him to come to Texas.  After spending a few months in Texas, Larry decided that it was in his best interest to move to Texas permanently. 

The story of Larry “Spyderman” Johnson’s transition to life after a stroke, living in Texas, and involvement in his beloved biker Church House of NAM is remarkable. He became a proud member of ‘Honor Bound’ a motorcycle ministry effort of bikers for Jesus.

October 19, 2021 Larry went into cardiac arrest and was unable to be resuscitated.  

He is survived by his niece, Kalene Hills. One brother-in-law, Roy Beaird and special cousins Leon Volk, Martin Volk, and Lora Volk.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Van Johnson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Betty Jean Lyon of Colby, Kansas and beloved sister Dr. Lovonne Louise Beaird D.C. of Haslet, Texas.

His Grandparents, Roy Oscar Livingston, and Thelma Irene Livingston of Colby, Kansas, and numerous special aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages a donation to House of NAM’s in Lake Worth, Texas building fund.

PO Box 136728

Lake Worth,  76136



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October 26, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Azle & Lake Worth Funeral Home Chapel
850 N. Cardinal Road
Azle, TX 76020

Funeral Service
October 26, 2021

2:00 PM
Azle & Lake Worth Funeral Home Chapel
850 N. Cardinal Road
Azle, TX 76020

Interment following funeral service
October 26, 2021

Azleland Cemetery and Memorial Park
850 North Cardinal Road
Azle, TX 76020

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