OBITUARY

Larry Johnson Stubbs

September 16, 1926July 14, 2013

Larry Johnson Stubbs, 86, of Stanley, departed this life on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Stanley Total Living Center, Stanley, North Carolina. He was born in Greenville, North Carolina and was the son of the late Ola Ray and Bessie Rhem Stubbs. Mr. Stubbs was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, United States Navy and the United States Air Force serving during WWII and the Korean War. He was a 1st Mate on the “Idle On” Charter Fishing Boat. He loved to ride his bicycle around Stanley and Dallas. He participated in the MS Bicycle Ride to Myrtle Beach. Mr. Stubbs is survived by his step-son, John Williamson and wife Brenda of Dallas; grandchildren, Lynne Leone, Sharon Abernathy and Kelly Williamson; great grandchildren, Brett and Cameron Rushing, Haley Abernathy, Andra Thompson, Samantha Horton, Heather Jernigan and Joni Williamson; and several great, great grandchildren; nephews and nieces, Lynn, Warren, Matthew, Amy, Ray, Phillip, Bobby, Mike, Murrell, Ginger. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Gardens, Mt. Holly with Chaplain Ivan Davis officiating and Military Honors by the United States Air Force. “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles.” Isaiah 40:31 Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com.

Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is serving the Stubbs family.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, July 17, 2013
REMEMBERING

Larry Johnson Stubbs

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Gaye Frady

July 1, 2014

I just found Larry's obituary and am so sorry to hear of his passing. My dad passed away in March of this year and I have wonderful memories of fishing with my dad and Larry on the Idle On. My dad drove for Johnson Motor Lines out of Charlotte and his driving partner was Merle Stubbs, Larry's brother. They were all wonderful men and I know are having a great time together in heaven. My sympathies to the family. Larry was a special and unique person.

July 29, 2013

We at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County worked with Larry serving The Lord for many years. We have just learned of his passing. We will never forget him. He was kind and humble and truly a man that served his Lord. We will miss you Larry, we will see you in heaven.
Susan Brymer, Director

Mary Ellen Watts Poole

July 20, 2013

My sympathy to the family and friends of Capt Larry. He was a fine man and an important member of the history of charter boat fishing in our city. I have a beautiful picture of the Idle On II and think fondly of him and my Dad when I see it. I know they are sharing a cup of coffee in the Pilot House now.

Pam Beck

July 18, 2013

Over the past 5 years, I've met wonderful people at the Stanley Total Living Center. Larry was one of those people with whom I enjoyed coffee and conversation. He was kind and unique. He rode his bicycle until about a year ago... so add amazing to the list of attributes that describe Larry. I sure will miss him.

walt griggs

July 17, 2013

Sorry to hear of Mr. Larry's departure. His energy and loving ways will be missed by all who knew him. I have no doubt that I will see Larry again.

Judy Waldrop

July 17, 2013

My heart was saddened by the passing of Mr. Stubbs. I will always remember him as a kind and compassionate person, always helping other residents at STLC. Our loss on earth is heavens gain. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Crissy Thomas

July 17, 2013

Larry was a blessing to our family & we are honored to have gotten to serve God with him at fellowship . we love you Mr Larry

The McGinnis Family

July 16, 2013

We are so sorry to learn of Larry's passing. He has been such a wonderful friend to our parents, Albert and Mary Capps McGinnis, and to Mother since Dad's passing several years ago. It will certainly be a sad time at STLC as Larry was known and loved so dearly by many of the residents and staff there. He always had such a beautiful smile and was always helping other residents with some tasks they were unable to perform. God's speed, Larry -- you will be missed here on earth but welcomed in Heaven.

The Mary C. McGinnis Family

July 16, 2013

We are so sorry to learn of Larry's passing; he has been such a wonderful friend to our Mother, Mary Capps McGinnis, for the last several years while living at STLC. Larry always had a calming way about him, and Mother enjoyed their friendship, especially after our Dad passed away a few years ago. It will certainly be a sad time at STLC as Larry was known and loved so dearly by many of the residents and staff there. He always had such a beautiful smile and was always helping other residents with some tasks they were unable to perform. God's speed, Larry -- you will be missed here on earth but welcomed in Heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY