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Lawrence Smith

May 22, 1937 - July 17, 2021

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home

Cemetery Woodlawn Cemetery

  • Visitation: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 4 PM – 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
  • Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 1 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
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Lawrence Everett “Smitty” Smith was born May 22, 1937 in Poplar Bluff, MO. He was the son of Everett and Lola (nee Dickerson) Smith. He died on July 17, 2021 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson, Festus, MO at the age of 84 years. He is survived by his wife, Joyce K (nee Henderson) Smith, De Soto, MO; children, Larronce Yvette (Rick) Sampson, Park Hills, MO; Rae Jean (Joe) Holmes, De Soto, MO; Alvin Baldwin, Mount Vernon, TX; and Kathy (Bob Kincaid) Sampson, De Soto, MO; grandchildren, Christopher Myers, Cassie (Rikki) Davis, Steven (Sam) Missey, Jessica Smith, Everette Sampson, and Rory Kincaid;  several great-grandchildren, and his Shitzu, Holly. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Laverne Smith;  brother and sister-in-law, Harold (Brenda) Smith; and paternal aunt Etta Maddox. Smitty served in the U.S. Army and retired from Chrysler. He loved camping, fishing, model trains, cars, World of Outlaw races, and singing in Bluegrass/Gospel barbershop quartets. He and Joyce traveled all over the country with their fifth wheel and enjoyed being snowbirds every winter at the mexican border town of Los Ebanos, TX.

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