OBITUARY

Lawrence Edward Junstrom

June 22, 1949October 5, 2019
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Lawrence Edward Junstrom, 70, passed away on October 5, 2019 in Palatka, FL. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and enjoyed spending time with family especially his wife, Thania, Nascar, Jaguars and Gator Football, Fishing, Ham Radio Operator and loved all animals. He was a professional bass player for 38 Special and Lynyard Skynyrd. L.J. is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Thania Junstrom; step-son, Jason Brown; brothers: John and Bill Junstrom; and host of extended family and friends. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM, Thursday, October 10, 2019 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL with visitation held 1 hour prior to service at the funeral home. Please post words of comfort at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com.

  • FAMILY

  • L.J. is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Thania Junstrom; step-son, Jason Brown; brothers: John and Bill Junstrom; and host of extended family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

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Patrick Beals

October 5, 2020

Condolences from Mendota, IL to all of Larry’s family and friends. Being a fan of 38 Special, one of the most fan friendly bands ever, I have seen many of their concerts over the years. I was fortunate enough to meet and talk to all the guys several times after shows. Larry was always kind and fun to talk to, and we had a few conversations about NASCAR that I enjoyed. RIP Larry.

Robert Bucca

October 10, 2019

LJ,My Viking Brother .... You will be missed...we had some good talk’s and laugh’s on the show day’s and on the bus....God Bless 🇺🇸❤️Your Friend RJ

Leslie Sutton

October 9, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Sending sympathies and condolences.

Michael Murar

October 9, 2019

I saw 38 special several times and I thought LJ was the greatest bass player. He will be sadly missed. To 38 Special Larry is with God now rocking heaven with Ronnie. Larry I will miss you dearly.

John Caulfield

October 9, 2019

Fly High Larry, you're with the Free Birds now...R.I.P.

Scott Hill

October 9, 2019

Larry was One of the Nicest guys you Could ever Meet, He traveled the World with his Music but never let that stop him from being a Simple Man that would take time for any and all So glad for your friendship larry and May you Rest in your Rewards up in Heaven. !!!!

Tim Brown

October 9, 2019

Thanks for the music and thanks for the memories. Rockin into the night one last time. RIP

Tony Ortiz

October 9, 2019

I met Larry in 1998, when 38 Special played in Springfield, Virginia. The first thing I said to him was, "You guys sounded great. Now tell me about your time in Lynyrd Skynyrd"! Lol. Being a die hard fan of Skynyrd and Southern Rock, I was eager to learn from a founding member about their early days, recordings, and of course my hero Ronnie Van Zant. He answered questions, signed autographs, and over a period of time I considered him a friend. His passing touched me personally, he will be missed by friends and fans worldwide. Rest In Peace LJ, I was honored to have met you!

Glen Chadwick

October 9, 2019

38 Special will always be one of my favorite bands. I grew up as a child listening to the magical sounds this band produced. Thank you so much for being a special part in my life with your music and the talent you provide

Linda Shuler

October 9, 2019

No words....A great loss for The Family and Us Fans...Our Hearts are filled with sadness but knowing He will be in that Angel Band now forever with Ronnie n otbers...Till We Meet Again
🎸Fly Free On Those Angel Wings🎸

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Biography

Lawrence Edward Junstrom, 70, passed away on October 5, 2019 in Palatka, FL. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and enjoyed spending time with family especially his wife, Thania, Nascar, Jaguars and Gator Football, Fishing, Ham Radio Operator and loved all animals. He was a professional bass player for 38 Special and Lynyard Skynyrd. L.J. is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Thania Junstrom; step-son, Jason Brown; brothers: John and Bill Junstrom; and host of extended family and friends. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM, Thursday, October 10, 2019 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL with visitation held 1 hour prior to service at the funeral home. Please post words of comfort at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com.