BARLOW -- Larry Joe Johnston, age 82, died Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 6:35 p.m. at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Larry was a member of Barlow United Methodist Church where he was instrumental in reinstating the chimes. He was a member of Operating Engineers No. 181. He was a member of Axe Lake Hunting and Fishing Club. He was an avid UK Basketball fan and St. Louis Cardinals fan.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pat Johnston of Barlow, Kentucky; one son, Greg Johnston of Barlow, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Savanna Jo Hinchcliffe of Owensboro, Kentucky, and Eric Johnston of Barlow, Kentucky; two sisters, Glenda Sue Hodges (Bill) of Kevil, Kentucky, and Claudette Giles of Barlow, Kentucky; stepmother, Margaret Johnston of Paducah, Kentucky; one half sister, Nancy King (Alfred) of Paducah, Kentucky; one stepsister, Patty Lee Rich of Barlow, Kentucky; five half brothers, David Johnston (Gina) of Paducah, Kentucky, Danny Johnston (Marcia) of Paducah, Kentucky, Billy Johnston (Becky) of Paducah, Kentucky, Bobby Johnston of Paducah, Kentucky, and Charlie Joe Johnston (Lori) of Paducah, Kentucky.
Larry was preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis Ann Hinchcliffe; one half brother, Frankie Johnston; and infant sister. His parents were Burle and Lillie Rasco Bailey.
Visitation will be Friday evening after 5 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center, Kentucky.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March, 11. 2017, at 1 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center, Kentucky, with the Rev. Matthew Thomas officiating.
Interment will follow at Barlow Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Barlow United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 99, Barlow, Kentucky.
Messages of condolence may be left for the family at morrowfuneralchapel.com.
Morrow Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.