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
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Our sincere condolences to all of the family. Never forget how happy and loving Larry was when we met him. So very sorry
Our deepest sympathies to the Smith family. Peace and comfort for you all at this sad time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Strickland Construction Company
We are so very sorry for the Smith family’s loss. It is our loss as well. I treasured Larrys friendship, enjoyed his stories and the adventures we shared…I’d hoped he would recover and we could take those day trips again. I learned a lot from Larry and met several of his old friends. He would amazingly make new friends where ever we ventured and carry on till I’d tell him we had better get going.We really enjoyed visiting or going out with Larry and Kathy. I am blessed to have known Larry and I will miss him very much.
So sorry for the family’s loss. I knew Larry all my life. We were neighbors growing up on the farm. We lived just down the road west from his family, our address was Lone Jack theirs Bates City. My brother, Steve, attended Liberty school with Larry and Ernie.
We attended the Holden Schools, he graduated in 61 as I finished 1st grade. Larry always knew you and never met a stranger. He had a distinctive smile and character. We also worked together at Bendix / Honeywell. Small world. We later were neighbors in Holden with his brother Ernie and I saw Larry occasionally on his visits next door. Honored to be friends and he will be missed by many.
So sorry for your loss. Larry was a great man and friend. He will be truly missed. RIP Larry Smith
To the Smith family, we are so very sorry for your loss. I am one of the Early kids that lived in the first house east of the Smith family farm , so we spent a lot of days playing some kind of game. They were more like family than neighbors. I know Larry will be missed. Ernie, sorry for your loss we loved all of you.
My sincerest condolences for Kathy, Kim, Angie, and Justin and the whole family. Prayers and hugs?????