STANLEY - Larry Johnson Stubbs, 86, departed this life on July 14, 2013, at Stanley Total Living Center, Stanley.
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He was born in Greenville, N.C., son of the late Ola Ray and Bessie Rhem Stubbs.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Dellinger Williamson Stubbs; four brothers, Ray Stubbs, Lynn Stubbs, Murrell Stubbs, Gene 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 First Mate on the "Idle On" Charter Fishing Boat. He loved to ride his bicycle around Stanley and Dallas. He partici-pated 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 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.
Published in Gaston Gazette on July 17, 2013