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Larry Johnston

Published: Monday, March 26, 2012 3:07 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012 8:17 p.m. CST

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Lawrence (Larry) Johnston, 64, of Kingsport, Tenn., formerly of Princeton, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012, at Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

He was born in Oak Park, and grew up in Princeton, where he graduated from high school. He went on to graduate from Illinois State University with a degree in geology. He served with the U.S. Army for two years before working for several different environmental companies.

He was currently employed by Envirocon of Golden, Col. He enjoyed fly fishing and especially loved to travel around the world.

Survivors include his loving wife of seven years, Kathy (Moore) Johnston; one daughter, Jessica Johnston of Aurora; one son, Mark Johnston of Aurora; one stepdaughter, Regina Perry of Kingsport, Tenn.; two stepsons, Levi and Conner; two sisters, Linda Johnston of Oak Book and Lynn Hasbrook of Buda; three brothers, Chip (Marilyn) Johnston of Princeton, Lyle (Carol) Johnston of Princeton, and Lee (Kirsten) Johnston of Walnut; plus several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dorothy Johnston.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Carter Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport with the Rev. Tommy Parish and Rev. Leander Ray officiating. Military graveside services followed at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville, Tenn., conducted by the American Legion Color Guard. Pallbearers were family and friends.

Send online condolences to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com.

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