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Lawrence "Larry" Elvin Stephenson Jr., 58, of Traverse City, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 15, 2018. He was born on April 15, 1959 to Larry and Bev Stephenson.
Larry graduated from Traverse City Central in 1977.
He took over the family business, Larry's Pool and Spa, along with his brother, Don, 20 years ago.
He lived life to the fullest, always at high speed! He was known for his loud voice, his infectious laughter and favorite saying, "Bless your heart." He loved nothing more than playing his guitar and always hoped to get the old band, Rush, with Steve, Jake and Dave, together again for a jam session. Larry loved his toys, his Jeep, "Highwater"; his Harley, "Sweet"; dinghy boat, "Cool"; and his new Kubota tractor.
Larry leaves behind his son, Stetson; granddaughters, Kirstin and Brooklyn; his partner, Shelly; beloved dog, "Wheeler"; father, Larry (Sharon) Stephenson; brother, Don (Sheryl) Stephenson; sisters, Teresa (Dale) Campbell and Annette (Brad) Kiel; nephew, Victor (Cocoa) Stephenson; and nieces, Nicole Stephenson, Ashley (Paul) Mahn and Jessica (Jeff) Novack.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly; and son, Justin Stephenson.
Per Larry's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will have a celebration of Larry's life this summer, his favorite time of year.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Ryan Dobry Diabetes Charity, 6265 Brackett Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkoff.com to share your memories with Larry's family.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on January 21, 2018
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