It is with sadness that Lightspeed announces the loss of our leader,
mentor, colleague, and friend Larry Stark, who passed away April 30th
after living out his final months as he lived his entire life with
faith, courage, humor, and love for others. Larry will always be with us
here at Lightspeed.
The following is a message from the Stark family.
Larry’s faith became sight on April 30th, 2011 when he went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, from whom all blessings flow. First and foremost, Larry loved The Lord and lived a life showing that love to others while never expecting anything in return. Although he was an accomplished businessman, retiring from the position of VP of Sales for Lightspeed Technologies (Tualatin, OR) February, 2011, he viewed business as a venue to reach and inspire others, not just a way to achieve his own goals. Larry had an unparalleled love for life and lived it boldly, happily and with a zest not many know. Always first with a laugh for others and himself, he loved to travel with his wife both nationally and internationally, to prepare gourmet meals for others and enjoy time with friends and family. Throughout his life, Larry participated actively in the church. In addition, he served in many ministries including: Campus Crusade for Christ, Crossway Prison Ministries, volunteer chaplain for L.A. County jail systems and lead many Bible studies. He was a devout and loving husband, father and friend.
Awaiting Larry in heaven upon his arrival are: his mother, Janith F. Stark; Father, John R. Stark Sr.; and brother, Gary Stark, DDS.
Family members still waiting to join him include: his beloved wife of 43 years, Karla L Stark; two daughters, Stacy A. Weigand (Stephen R. Weigand) and Karie L. Lee (Shannon M. Lee); and three grandchildren, Braden A. Lee, Kelan S. Lee, and Mackenzie R. Lee; brother, John R. Stark, Jr.; sister, Pat J. Heidt.
Memorial services will be Thursday, May 5, 2011, 2:00 pm at Newberg Friends Church, 307 South College Street, Newberg, OR 97132-3113, (503) 538-8381.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Larry by making donations to Crossways Ministries – P.O. Box 3184, Newberg, OR 97132.