Larry Junstrom

  • Born: June 22, 1949
  • Died: October 6, 2019
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Larry Junstrom

Bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special

Larry Junstrom was a bassist who was a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd and went on to join .38 Special. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember when Larry played at the Forest Inn with Ronnie, Allen, Bob, Gary and others. times.

Posted by Debby Hardy Campbell - Denver, CO - friend   April 24, 2020

My condolences goes out to the family and friends, Larry's music will live on, may you also find comfort from his Heavenly father

Posted by A friend   January 14, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Mann family, may God be with you at this time of your sorrow. Truly a talent that will be greatly missed by many.

Posted by A friend   January 14, 2020

There are no words that can express how deeply sorry I feel. Larry was good friend and I valued his friendship, kindness and thoughtfulness. He was there for me in 2014 when times were tough, a true friend. Smart and talented, a tremendous musician. I will miss the great conversations & all the .38 special band stories while riding around looking for real estate. The fun times on ham radio and hanging out at the lake house. I will always keep those great memories in my heart, reminding me of how life should be lived and what a super friend he was. Larry will be missed by all. My deepest condolences to the family.

Posted by John Bolduc - Dunnellon, FL - friend   December 30, 2019

You were always an inspiration to me and I learned so much about playing bass from you. K4EB you will be missed also in the ham radio community as well. We always had so much in common and talked up a storm. I bid you farewell and 73s! K4EB, rest in peace, my brother.

Posted by JD BassPlayer - Nashville, TN - friend   November 09, 2019

To the family of Larry Junstrom, I am very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you ll that you need to get through your grief.

Posted by Karen    October 27, 2019

My condolences goes out to the family and friends,
Larry's music will live on, may you also find comfort from his Heavenly father

Posted by Lena - Friend   October 24, 2019

Mrs Junstrom and family Im so sorry for the loss of your husband Larry. Please accept my condolences. May God be with the family and grant you peace and comfort.

Posted by - MS   October 19, 2019

To the family I offer my sincere sympathy for your loss. May God bless and comfort the family.

Posted by - IL   October 18, 2019

My condolences go out to the Junstrom family on the death of Larry. He will truly be missed.

Posted by Roy T. - TN   October 15, 2019

RIP my friend. My condolences to Larry's family.
You are a legend rocker, and one good bass player.

Posted by Eddie M - Cleveland, OH   October 12, 2019


Posted by Valenda Newell - INDIANAPOLIS, IN   October 12, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful music.
We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   October 12, 2019

rock on free bird you was the reason I picked up the bass.
seen and met you many times over the years.fine Southern gentleman.
you will not be forgotten.
Thomas salimeno

Posted by tom salimeno - huntsville, AL - friend   October 11, 2019

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard hearts and minds as you cherish the legacy Larry leaves behind.

Posted by Wallace Bell    October 11, 2019


Larry, what good times we had over the years. I will miss you. Condolences to your wife and family. Love, Cyne'

Posted by Dianna CYNE' - Dallas, TX - friend   October 11, 2019

We will miss you LJ you brought alot into our life's and was good to your nephew and me. Love you and God Bless you.

Posted by Cathy Keller - WESLEY CHAPEL, FL   October 10, 2019

Our deepest sympathy he was a very kind man along with his wife , our hearts go out to Thania

Your North Florida Family

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2019

My condolences prays to the family at this most difficult time.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2019

Larry thank u for always being so kind to me. Im so proud to have known u and thankful for u teaching me that big rockstars can be truly kind down to earth people. Im sure they have heard your Ham radio in the heavens K4EB and Ronnie will meet u at the gates. Rest in peace. Carter.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2019

K4EB a Silent Key
The Ham radio community in Jacksonville knew and loved Larry, at one time known by the callsign KN4UB or "Uncle Bubba". We will miss him too.

Posted by Jim N4UJL - Jacksonville, FL - friend   October 09, 2019

LJ my friend, we had some great memories. Rest In Peace and Thank You for being you!

Posted by Tom Schacht - Switzerland, FL - friend   October 09, 2019

As a lifelong Skynyrd and .38 fan, I was always a big fan of Larry's. I was fortunate to meet him a few times. He was always kind and willing to chat. God bless all family and friends.

Posted by john reinheimer - fleming island, FL   October 09, 2019

I met Larry back in 2007 when he bought a boat from me when I was selling boats down in Jacksonville. He was leaning up on the boat and I went out to talk to him. After we talked about the boat, he said he wanted to buy it. I asked him what he did for a living, and he told me that although "I was probably too young to know, but he played bass for a little old band called .38 Special". I said "What?" and told him I was a huge fan and lived to their music back in high school and still was a fan, but I just didn't know who all the band member names. I think he thought that I was just pulling his leg to close the deal, but as I walked back inside to start the paperwork, I told him to "Hold On Loosely, But Don't Let Go" and he gave a big belly laugh and said; "You do know our band don't you?" He was such a super nice guy and when he picked his boat up, brought me BBQ and we shared lunch. He left me quite a bit of .38 Special stuff like hats and T shirts that I still have today. He was a fun guy and although just a short blip on the RADAR of life for me to meet him, he left a lasting impression and was a neat guy...Godspeed...and may the Lord Jesus keep and bless your family L.J.
Rod Ellis-Brunswick, Ga.

Posted by Rod Ellis - Brunswick, GA - acquaintance   October 09, 2019

Sharing in your sadness. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by JE Sowell    October 09, 2019

Thank you for making the world a better place for awhile with your contributions to southern rock. You made history and you will live on. Rest in Peace, brother.

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2019

Posted by Chuck Navasky    October 09, 2019

larry,thanks for all the great music rip

mike mechanicville ny

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2019

My condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Kj - AZ   October 08, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Junstrom family. Larry was loved by everyone who knew him. He was a kind and talented man. I'm so sorry.

Posted by Michele Shank - Denver, CO   October 08, 2019

Sincere condolences to the Junstrom Family. May God bless your family with endless love and his strong arm of support and peace as you cope with Larry's passing. He left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.

Posted by BRY - CA   October 08, 2019

My Condolences.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Junstrom family. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Lisa and Devin Grissom

Posted by Lisa Grissom - Zephyrhills, FL   October 08, 2019

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the Junstrom family, may God be with you at this time of your sorrow.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2019

To the family Im so sorry for your loss. I hope you have many many priceless memories that can soften your grief. May God continue to be with the family.

Posted by Lindsey - IL   October 08, 2019

RIP LJ; God Bless.

Posted by Greg Brown - Yulee, OH   October 08, 2019

Thanks for the great music and all the good qso's on amateur radio. 73 de W4AMP.

Posted by James O'Brien - Dallas, GA - acquaintance   October 08, 2019

We are saddened for the loss of your dearly beloved Larry. May the God of tender mercies grant you all an abundance of love and comfort. We know that you are so very proud of his accomplishments and his great legacy of music, which touched the lives of many!

JM, Jackson, MS

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2019

Rest in peace big man. You will be missed by all.

Posted by Steve Walt - St Augustine, FL   October 07, 2019

I am so sorry about the loss of Larry. You have my deepest condolences. Such a great musician and a great loss. May you be surrounded continuously with love and support as you go through this difficult time in your life. May prayers, peace, comfort, and understanding be with you as well.

Posted by Wanda Jenee - Phoenix, AZ   October 07, 2019


To the family, So sorry for your loss

Posted by Bonnie - Longwood, FL   October 07, 2019

RiP Larry you'll be missed on Ham radio Tom and Colleen Harrold

Posted by Colleen Harrold - Green Cove Springs, FL - friend   October 07, 2019

may your music still continue in heaven
rock on brother

Posted by eric Shipe - harrisburg, PA   October 07, 2019


Posted by Cynthia Herd - SOUTH HADLEY, MA   October 07, 2019

My condolences to the family on your loss. Not only was Larry cherished by the family but by those in the music world as well. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time and beyond.

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2019

We have lost a great musician and a great human being.I was glad and fortunate to call him friend.You will be missed and thought of often and respectfully.God Bless!!!

Posted by Brad King - Greenville, SC - friend   October 07, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your treasured memories of Larry always fill your heart with love and peace

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2019

Love you LJ. See you soon .

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2019

One of the Great Pioneer's Of Southern Rock Your Legacy Will Live On. RIP Brother!

Posted by Kenneth Tallant - Ellijay, GA - friend   October 07, 2019

What a great guy and musician. As a westside raised guitarist I remember my friends and schoolmates Donnie Barnes, Allen Collens and the guys with "Larry". Will miss him and his great talent. We will get to see you again when it is time.

Posted by Joe Keefer - JACKSONVILLE, FL - friend   October 07, 2019


R.I.P. Larry and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the music memories...

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   October 07, 2019

I am sorry regarding the loss of Larry, May the memoies, give peace and comfort to the family.

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2019


He gave so much beauty to the world through his music and will always be missed and respected for all time.Travel on with much love. Give hugs to all your brothers and sisters waiting to welcome you home with open arms.

Posted by Peg    October 07, 2019

Two great bands, rest easy.

Posted by Greg Peters - chicago, IL   October 07, 2019

I saw Larry in both bands. He was a great bass player. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Dave Clingerman - Elida, OH   October 07, 2019

great bass player for two great bands.seen ya everytime you came to town.R.I.P. larry.prayers to the family.

Posted by todd weslowski - syracuse, NY   October 07, 2019

God Bless. Rest In Peace.

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2019

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Larry Junstrom