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“Larry was a special kind of guy. I would call him Perry Mason based on the way he would defend his union personal. He would always give that big...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Homer, Linda, Homer Jr. and Family Birdine - TX

“I worked with Larry for over 40 years. I first met him at the Arapaho facility. Larry was a very devoted union member all his work life. He was also...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sherry and Steve Gustafson - TX

“Our sincere condolences for Cousin Larry and family. He was a wonderful man and enjoyed life. Larry will truly be loved and missed. Larry memories...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Teresa Mitchell - Bay City, TX

“Larry will surely be missed! He was such a good husband, father, and papa, and a friend to all! He would help anyone that needed it!! No matter...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Cathy Loww - Coworker

“Cindy and family, you've lost a wonderful husband and father but he suffers no more and you have so many wonderful memories of his time with you. ...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Gladys Coatney - Decatur, TX

“He was my mentor, coworker, and friend. I will miss him. May God bless the Smith family ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Dale Hobbs - Gatland, TX

“Larry was an honorable man. When he gave his word it was good. This memory message should allow one to list all the things Larry was to them. He was...Read More »
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Lawrence Kent Smith
February 12, 1954 - September 3, 2020

Lawrence K. Smith "Larry" aka "Poppa" was born February 12th, 1954 and passed away at his home with his family on September 3rd, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents; Jerry W. Smith and Anita Floyd Smith.

Larry was born in Dallas, TX and lived in Oak Cliff until the second grade. Larry's family moved to an up and coming community, Plano, where he lived until 1975. He then moved to Garland, TX where he resided for the next 45 years. Larry was employed at Rockwell Collins for 41 years, where he served as the Union President for the last 13 years of his career. He loved spending his weekends at the lake with his wife and family. Above all else, Larry was a family man. He was a mentor and advisor to his children and grandchildren, and his legacy will live on through them all.

Larry is survived by his wife of 32 years; Cindy S. R. Smith; 4 children; James J. Smith and wife Christina of The Netherlands, Jason C. Smith and wife KristalAnn of Garland, TX, B. Aaron Rosenbaum of Dallas, TX and Miranda R. Lankford and husband Jared of Wylie, TX, 9 grandchildren; Hudson, Emerson, Zayne, Dax and Oliver Smith, Levi and Alexander Rosenbaum, Riley Sutton and Kamden Lankford.

Funeral services will be held at Freeman Heights Baptist Church, 1120 N. Garland Ave., Garland, TX. 75040 at 10:00 am. Officiating Rev. Lawrence Dale Hobbs