“On behalf of the entire family, I want to THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for the outpouring love and support you have shown during Larry’s illness and now at the time of his passing. Your love and friendship means more than I can say. There have been hundreds of posts and messages and it’s just overwhelming! He touched the lives of so many and each and every one of you had a special place in his heart.

Below is a copy of his obituary, which will be public in the next day or two but thought it appropriate to post it for “his friends” first.

Again….Thank you all so much for all of your love and support!!! ”

Theresa Steele ?????

STEELE, Larry Lynn, 65, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family members on October 9, 2017 after a three year battle with cancer and has begun his eternity of joy with our savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Larry was born on September 20, 1952 in Atlanta, GA. He was loved and was preceded in death by his parents, Donald _ Steele and Mildred Harris-Steele; and his brother+-, Gregory “Bo” Steele. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Theresa M. Steele; his son, Matthew Steele and his wife, Noni; daughters Mary Lauren Steele and Bethany Steele-Lyke and her husband, Antonio; a step-son, Colton M. Kidde; ten beautiful grandchildren; a brother, Reverend Scott Steele and his wife, Marie; and a sister.

Larry was loved and respected my so many and his legacy will live on in his recently published book, “As I Recall…Jacksonville’s Place in American Rock History.” Former 38 Special stage manager and co-writer, Larry was able to recall, first-hand accounts of growing up on the Westside of Jacksonville. After years of performing with various bands in the North Florida area, including Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1973, he then went on to work with 38 Special in 1980. From the rehearsal halls to the recording studios to headlining the most renowned concert venues in North America, Europe and Japan before retiring from the road in 1987, he LOVED the life of Rock and Roll. He will forever live in our hearts and will be missed not only by his wife, children, grandchildren and his extended family, but my hundreds of thousands in the music world. He loved spending time with his family, his extended music family, playing his bass and without a doubt, with is dogs. He will be sorely missed by all who was fortunate to know him and his light will shine on forever in the joyful stories and memories that he left behind for all of us.