Larry Smith

Larry Lee Smith, age 80, of Savannah, GA, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021. He was born in Washington, IN on December 18, 1940, the son of Lewis & Mildred (Holt) Smith.

He was a graduate of Bloomfield High School and attended Purdue University where he studied agriculture. In Indiana he was a farmer and cattle rancher. After moving to Michigan he worked as a marine mechanic at Simonton Lake Marina in Elkhart, IN. He was a member of Wesley Oak United Methodist Church in Savannah, GA. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He loved his family and also enjoyed a good joke.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Vera Lorene “Rene” (Meurer) Smith of Savannah, GA; daughter, Gale (Sam) Zucker; son, Kenneth Lee (Mari) Smith. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; Tyler Smith, Brooklynn (Smith) O”Konski, Alexandra Smith, Danielle (Zucker) McKenzie, Kaleb Zucker and Zachary, Ariel, Claudia and Chloe Ramsey; two great grandchildren, Riley and Hunter O”Konski; brothers, Jim Smith and Tony Smith and sisters, Audrey Lett, Beverly Benham and Janice Ingram.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside memorial will be observed by the family on June 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Fairview Cemetery.

Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton assisted in final arrangements.

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