Larry Gay Smith

Class of 1970

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Larry Smith

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Larry Gay Smith

December 26, 1952 – June 23, 2012

Larry G. Smith, 60, of Perry, passed from this life on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at his home. Services have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home and are scheduled for 2:00pm Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home Chapel at 203 E. Fir St in Perry, OK.

Larry was born on December 26, 1952, in Perry, OK, to A.L. and Wilma Smith.

He graduated from Perry High School and enrolled in a local college. While in college, Larry found a passion for carpentry and was later offered a job working as a carpenter in Hawaii. After 7 years in Hawaii, Larry returned to his idea of paradise, Perry, OK, where he owned and operated his own carpentry business.

In the early 1990’s, Larry accepted a position with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation where he worked until his retirement in late 2010.

In his free time, he liked to take road trips, watch movies, spend time with friends, go shopping with his great nieces, and Larry loved to gamble.

He will be remembered as a kind and caring man who was very generous, mellow, and down to earth. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Larry is survived by his mother, Wilma Smith, of Perry; son, Jason Smith; two daughters, Lyndsay and Leah; niece, Lori Manter and husband Jim, of Perry; great nephew, Austin Robinson of Perry; and two great nieces, Journey Biggs and Saffire Manter, both of Perry.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Clark Smith; and a sister, Deah Estes.