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Frederick "Rick" Stebbins

April 26, 1954 ~ February 1, 2024

Frederick “Rick” Thornwell Stebbins, 69, passed away on Thursday, February 1st, 2024 in a local care facility while surrounded by his family.

Rick was one of five children born to Thornwell Fay and Ruth Inez St. Romain Stebbins on April 26, 1954 in Lake Charles, La.  He began his career in the lawnmower industry.   He started out in high school working as a mechanic for Henry’s Mower Sales until he later opened his own successful business, SE Lawnmower Sales and Service where he would say, “If you ain’t Yazooin, you ain’t mowin!”  He lived in several southeastern states from 1991-2003.  He worked for Yazoo in sales then Pug Inc. as a National Sales Mgr.  He returned to Louisiana where he and Sally made the family farm in Ragley their home.  He began working for Ariens as a District Mgr. then retired from K&S Power Equipment as a store manager.

He will be remembered as an avid hunter and fisherman, an animated storyteller, the man who wanted everyone to have a good time, and his famous Boudreaux and Thibodeaux jokes.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 31 years, Sally Mire Stebbins, Ragley; one son, Brad (Carla) Stebbins, Ragley; two daughters, Trena Stebbins, Longville and Jennifer (Triston) Elliott, Westlake; one step-daughter, Shannon Heinzen, Lafayette; one brother, John (Tina) Stebbins, Ragley; two sisters, Paula Stebbins, Ragley and Germaine Stebbins, Slidell; six grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles St. Romain Stebbins.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at Stonebridge and Heart of Hospice that treated Rick with tenderness, compassion and love. We appreciate all of the support.

His funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. Rev. Jeffrey Starkovich will officiate. Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 12:30 p.m. A private interment will be held at a later date.

Services

Visitation: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff
2171 North Hwy 171
Lake Charles, LA 70611


Rosary: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
12:30 pm

Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff
2171 North Hwy 171
Lake Charles, LA 70611


Funeral Service: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff
2171 North Hwy 171
Lake Charles, LA 70611


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  1. Praying for all of you! Ricky’s presence will remain with you in many ways as he is “unforgettable”! Eternal rest grant unto him and let perpetual light shine upon him!

    Love to you all!

  2. Candle 4What a wonderful step-uncle Rick was. Some of the best memories I have are with him and his family ❤️

  3. Trina so sorry we were just talking about him the other day a dad is so special to his girls hold tight to his words thinking of you

  4. Candle 1Trena, Jennifer and Brad. I am so sorry for our loss. Sending extra prayers for all of you and your family through this difficult time.

  5. Candle 1My deepest condolences to the family. I just now heard of Rick’s passing. Rick was such an important part of K&S Outdoor Power’s success. We first me Rick as being of our factory rep for Gravely and years later we had the honor of him coming to work with us. Rick shared his knowledge of the industry and taught us so much. He was a great friend and co-worker. Our children thought the world of Mr. Rick. Rick always had us laughing about something. My heart is truly saddened by this news. Rick and Sally Stebbins will always hold a special place in my heart. RIP my friend.


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