Visitation Information:

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Service Information:

March 4th, 2019 at 02:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Mr. Larry Lanier Smith, 68

Larry Lanier Smith, 68, of Gainesville passed away on March 1, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Waters and Rev. Matthew McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, March 2, 2019 and on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Born on January 21, 1951 in Gainesville he was the son of the late Ham and Marie Pirkle Smith.  He was of the Christian faith and currently enjoyed fellowship at Oakwood Gospel Tabernacle. He was a previous member of Center Grove Baptist Church in Pendergrass. Mr. Smith enjoyed fishing, computer gaming, drones and hot rods. He was owner of S&S Mechanical Company and had been in the HVAC business for over 50 years. He was a loving man who helped many people.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Smith and sister, Vicky Lackey.

Mr. Smith is survived by his daughters, Emily McCoy (Matthew) of Gillsville, Megan Marshall (Christopher) of Gillsville; son, Shawn Smith of Gonzales, LA; grandchildren, Luke McCoy, Sade Smith, Laila Marshall, Charlee Marshall; sister, Donna Glenn (Kenneth) of Braselton; nieces, Rhonda Watkins, Amy Rehn; nephew, Derek Glenn; close friend, Steve Burgess and family; and a number of other relatives.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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Marsha Boyd Carter 2019-03-01 18:02:57
I am going to miss keeping informed with how you are through Steven’s phone calls.. I’ve enjoyed trying to help you with my nursing advice in the past years. You have touched so many lives. Many hearts are broken you will be missed but never forgotten..
Eleanor Baumner 2019-03-01 19:49:37
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this hard time❤❤!
Connie Presley 2019-03-01 21:13:56
You are all in my heart and prayers.
Mikki & Janie Stanley 2019-03-01 22:34:54
Larry was dear friend to my late husband Max as well as Janie & I So sorry for your loss will be in our thoughts & prayers Hugs RIP❤️You will be missed
Ms greenway 2019-03-02 00:36:47
Sorry for your loss he was a very nice businessman he treated us very fair while using him for our new heating system plus everytime he came out to help us we were blessed by his good heart
Sherrie Gordon 2019-03-02 02:58:34
Sending Prayers to all the family. Very sorry for your loss. Larry is a very kind man and will be greatly missed by many. He cared about people and had a heart of gold.
RoseAnn Burgess 2019-03-02 09:34:16
To the family and friends, I am so very sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers and thoughts during this time of grief. Larry will be missed by many. God be with you all.
Larry and Lois Tow 2019-03-02 11:39:10
We gonna miss u Buddy ,it was a pleasure knowing u , thanks for the work u did for the church! An coming to help my family when we needed anything !
Doug Standridge 2019-03-04 06:46:33
We’ll see you later brother. JESUS The Way,The Truth The Life
Angie Edelhertz 2019-03-04 14:19:05
I’ve lost a good friend , Larry has been working with me for almost 20 years taking care of all my properties he was always honest and caring,I never questioned anything he did ,there aren’t too many people in todays times that you can put your trust and faith in to do a good job, Larry was a special person and I will miss him and his humor terribly,my prayers go out to his family!
Leslie 2019-03-04 18:15:58
MR. Smith came to our rescue last year when the heat unit relay switch went out. What A Blessing because he was really busy like always . I have 6 stints in my heart and a heart attack and high blood pressure. We both talked about our heart problems and compared notes. He was such a hard worker and a good man. Prayers go out to his family at this time and always . God Bless
Glenda Campbell 2019-03-05 05:05:00
He was my first true love and I have never forgotten him. He will always be a part of my heart I know you girls miss him. I do too. We never know when God will call us home.
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