Larry William Smith, Jr., 38, Silver Lake, died unexpectedly at 3:45 a.m., May 29, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Feb. 10, 1981, in Dayton, Ohio to Larry and Donna (Woodall) Smith. He lived most of his life in the Silver Lake area. He attended Tippecanoe Valley High School and was employed at RR Donnelley in Warsaw, where he loved to paint and fabricate. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on cars.
Surviving Larry is his mother: Donna J. Smith of Silver Lake; four daughters: Shelby Smith of Claypool; Abby Smith of Claypool; Mia Smith of Warsaw; Ali Smith of Warsaw; one son: Nathaniel Smith of Claypool; one sister: Angela Smith of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving Larry is his paternal grandmother: Ruby Smith of Ohio; maternal grandmother: Marlene Smith of Akron.
Preceding him in death is his father: Larry Smith, Sr (2012); paternal grandfather: Lawrence Smith; maternal grandfather: William Woodall; step-grandfather: Thomas Smith (2018)
Visitation for Larry Smith will be held from noon-2 p.m., Monday, June 3, with the funeral following visitation, officiated by Rev. Tom Bradford at the Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester Street, Akron. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Athens Hoover Cemetery in Athens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.