Larry Eugene Smith, 80, of Conroe, Texas passed away Saturday July 22, 2017. He was born on January 13, 1937 to Carol and Mona Smith. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, John Smith, William Smith, Edwin Smith, and C.P. Smith Jr. He is survived by his loving wife Jean Smith; daughters, Michelle Hayworth and husband Stan and Melissa Swarbrick and husband Brian; son, Robert Smith and wife Kim; granddaughters, Erin Smith and Emily Smith; brothers, Nyle Smith and Don Smith; and numerous more relatives and friends.
Larry was born in Decatur, Illinois and was raised as a farmer. When he was only eighteen years old he left home to serve the country he loved. He served in the United States Air Force for 20 years and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. He served two tours during the Vietnam War. His first tour was in Vietnam and the second was in a remote country overseas providing support for our troops in Vietnam. While overseas in England, he met his wife Jean and they were happily married for 58 years.
During their marriage they had three children and two grandchildren. For Larry, family always came first even if that meant working two jobs both days and nights. He always wanted more for his children. Larry was a huge fan of British soccer and because of this, his family was a soccer family. He bonded with his children through soccer as a referee and a coach. He was also very active in his church and played the clarinet in the band. Larry enjoyed helping others. He started a veterans group in the neighborhood where he lived to help those around him to get the benefits they deserved because of their service to our country. Larry was also passionate about wood working and spending time with his four-legged best friend, Annie.
Larry was a patriot, a devoted husband, and a dedicated father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Special Instructions/Comments: The Addison family and staff extend their heartfelt condolences to Larry's family and friends at their time of loss.