Larry Reace Stephens

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Larry Reace Stephens, 69, of LeCompton, Kan., formerly of Marshall, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Normal, Ill.

Memorial services with military rites will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Friends may sign the online register book at

Born Jan. 6, 1945, in St. Louis, he was the youngest son of the late Mary Ellen Matthews. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving duty on the U.S.S. Tripoli in Vietnam from 1967-1970. He was a salesman, working the majority of his career in management for Firestone in Lawrence, Kan.

He is survived by his long-time companion, Christine Tsui, of Normal, Ill.; one son, Mark and his wife, Jennifer, of Ozark; two grandsons, Carter and Jesse; a special nephew, James Holmes and his wife, Ann; his nieces, Judi White, Rhonda Myers and her husband, Jim, and June Harris and her husband, Charles; one half-sister, Carol Sue Hawkins; and several other half-brothers and half-sisters.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one sister, Aline Holmes and one brother, Joe Stephens.

Additional information provided per family recompense.