Larry  Smith

Larry Alfred Smith

Monday, March 9th, 1942 - Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Larry A. Smith, 78, Spring Hill, Kansas passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at his home. A Private family graveside service will be Friday, July 31, 2020 at Antioch Cemetery, Spring Hill, Kansas. Memorial Contributions may be made to Morgan and Blake Lindbloom for medical expenses. Condolences may be left at Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030 (913) 856-7111.

Larry was born in Gardner, Kansas on March 9, 1942 to Lloyd Alfred and Mary Elizabeth (Denoon) Smith. He grew up in Spring Hill on the family farm and was a lifelong resident. Larry graduated from Gardner High School. He married Betty A. Guatney on April 15, 1961 in Paola, Kansas. He worked as a machine operator for JOCO Wastewater for 40 years, before retiring in 2001. Larry was a member of the Antioch Community Baptist Church, Spring Hill, Kansas. He was very involved with the church, serving as a Deacon and Awana leader, as well as teaching Sunday school for many years. Larry was a member of the Antioch Cemetery Board and mowed the cemetery for over 20 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and member of the Kansas Fur Harvesters.

Larry is survived by his wife Betty of the home; son Kenny (Genine) Smith, Olathe, Kansas and daughter Tonya (Scott) Elrod, Spring Hill, Kansas; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren with one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Lavoris Clair, Lloyd Denoon, Donald LaVern Smith, LaJauna Beth Teal, Jay Arnold Smith and Gloria Ann Carlson.
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    Friday, July 31st, 2020 |
    Friday, July 31st, 2020
    Antioch Cemetery
    22668 S Waverly Rd Spring Hill, KS
    SPRING HILL, KS 66083
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    Private Family Graveside Service


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Linda Stanley

Posted at 05:54pm
Betty, I just saw this and I am so sorry for your loss. Harold and I only have good memories of our time living by you guys. I lost Harold in 2016. You guys are so special and our trip to Branson was just wonderful along with the craziness of our two husbands. Always a pleasant memory of us 4 all together. Again, I am so sorry. Linda Stanley

mary ann mann

Posted at 01:13pm
Our condolences to the family,
The Family of Gaylen Taylor (West Park St neighbors of Myron & Glorida)

Judith K. Chlupsa

Posted at 06:32pm
My name is Judy Smith Chlupsa, Larry was my cousin, we grew up in Kansas, playing in the creek below their house and just being innocent children of the 40's and 50's. Such good times we had. My family moved to Arizona so we didnt get to keep in touch as much. My son, Tim, lived and worked in Lawrence, Kansas for KLZR radio and got to know Larry and went hunting and fishing with him. We joked with Larry and told him the older he got the more he looked like the great Charlie Daniels! Rest in peace Larry and prayers to the family.

Genine Smith

Posted at 10:24pm
I love you so much Dad ....I’m goin to miss u so much rest well Dad

Dan Rice Posted at 06:04pm

Will be missed by all! My three sons loved hanging around him listening to great stories, fishing in the pond, catching catfish on the lake and they thought he looked like a mountain man! Reminded me of Charlie Daniels. Always had a smile on his face and good things to say! Heart of gold ❤️ Dan, Shannon and boys

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