Larry Joe (Smitty) Smith
JOPLIN, Mo. — Larry Joe (Smitty) Smith, age 68, passed away at his home surrounded by his family at 11:20 a.m. May 8, 2007.
Larry was born to Joe H. Smith and Ethel L. Waller Smith on Jan. 26, 1939, in Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Smith was a member of Christ’s Community United Methodist Church, of Joplin. Mr. Smith had worked at MIC; Roper Pontiac; Smith’s Auto Sales from 1981 to 1992; and Morton Realty Company.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Hickam Smith, whom he married on Feb. 14, 1996, in Miami, Okla. Additional survivors are a son, Dustin Smith, of Kansas City, Mo.; stepsons, Chad Lieberman, of Seneca, Mo., and Jason Lieberman, of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Justin and Payton Lieberman; a brother, Ron Smith, of Springfield; and sisters, Sharon Smith, of Diamond, Mo., and Deborah Morgan, of Carthage, Mo.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City, Mo. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Christ’s Community United Methodist Church, of Joplin, with Pastors Chris Sloan and Bob Dart. Burial will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Little Treasures Animal Shelter, 1809 Lincoln, Baxter Springs, Kan. 66713; the Arthritis Association of Joplin; or the American Cancer Society.