L.B. Johnson, 1941-2021


L.B. Johnson, 79, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Northwest Health – Porter.

He was born July 27, 1941, in White Oak, Ky., to Lucas and Bettie (Rison) Johnson.

L.B. was an auto mechanic for 49 years, obtaining his certification on May 17, 1972. He enjoyed barbecuing and watching “Adam-12,” “The Rifleman,” “Bonanza” and John Wayne movies. L.B. most enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren.

On Oct. 14, 2001, in La Porte, Ind., he married Lena Turner, who preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Christian Johnson; and 6 siblings.

Surviving L.B. are his sons, Christopher (Stephanie) Johnson of La Porte, Gary (Christina) Johnson of Indianapolis and Gregory (Deidra) Begley of Valparaiso; 14 grandchildren, Mariah, Kyle, Sierra, Noah, Tony, Danielle “Dani”, Alicia, Mollie, Justin, Faith, Kylie, Keegan, Levi, and Abigail; 10 great-grandchildren, Aidan, Asher, Alaina, Brayden, Bella, Hunter, Logan, McKenna, Khloe, and Jada; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at Patton Cemetery, La Porte. Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Christopher Johnson, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, Ind. 46350.

Messages of condolence may be posted below.

3 Responses to “L.B. Johnson, 1941-2021”

  1. Jeff and Connie Smith

    Jun 09. 2021

    So sorry to hear of LB’s passing. We always enjoyed our walks past his house and stopping for a quick visit with our dog, Ruby. He would always wave to us whenever he drove by our house. He will be missed. 🙏

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  2. Carole, Khloe and Jada

    Jun 09. 2021

    God bless LB’s soul always and may your memories always keep
    you near. Khloe, Jada and all the other kids (and myself) always enjoyed his joyful smile and teasing ways.
    He is missed

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  3. Joan Lofgren

    Jun 10. 2021

    Knowing LB was nothing less than a blessing. He was sweet and loving and giving. He loved picking up all kinds of items, fixing them up and then just giving them away. He, as well as Lena, was a wonderful neighbor and beloved friend. He will be sorely missed.

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