Larry Allen Smith, 76, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away September 7, 2019 in his home. Larry was born February 3, 1943 at the family home in Johnson County, MO to Price and Neva Smith. He grew up on a farm in Bates City, MO, attended Liberty, a one-room school house on the farm and graduated from Holden High School in 1961. Larry was a tool and dye maker, working at various machine shops before settling at Honeywell where he retired in August 2013 after 25 years. He had a life-long love of farming, raising crops and cattle, and animals. Larry was also a volunteer EMT. His passions were fishing and hunting, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially watching his grandkids grow up. He was a fun-loving man who never met a stranger and will be missed by many.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Milton Smith; and grandson, Patrick Joseph Lawn. Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Kathy; children, Kimberly (John) Bradshaw, Todd (Julie) Smith, Justin (Cindy) Smith, Angie (Patrick) Lawn, and Tess (Bobby) Montgomery; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Ernie (Ginger) Smith; sister in-law, Irlene Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home from 5-8pm. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home at 2pm. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Hill, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Oncology Group Foundation c/o Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3501 Civic Center Blvd, CTRB10060, Philadelphia, PA 19104, www.childrensoncologygroup.org