Larry Ray Smith "Little Smitty," 66
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:34 AM
Larry Ray Smith "Little Smitty," 66 Larry Ray Smith "Little Smitty," 66, of Rochester, passed away at Seasons Hospice House Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, after a 3-1/2 year battle with cancer.
Larry was born Jan. 31, 1947, in Austin, to Laurence "Smitty" of Saint Charles and Gladys (Nesbit) of Utica. Larry grew up in Zumbrota, where he attended Zumbrota High School. He played football, basketball and baseball. After high school, Larry attended Rochester Junior College where he played basketball. After one year of college, Larry joined the United States Air Force. After serving four years, Larry went to work for Northwest Airlines. He left Northwest Airlines to work at IBM and Schmidt Printing. After retiring, Larry worked part-time at Walmart North.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; step-son, Scott (Jennie) Biers; grandchildren, Amya, Alexander, and Amelia of Chatfield; sister, Teri (Steve) Paulson of Zumbrota; niece, Mindi (Nate) Arndt; great-nieces, Makayla and Jakalyn; great-nephews, Zakary and Bakser of Mazeppa; nephew, Trevor (Stacey) Paulson of Waconia; and great-nieces, Tessa and Kora.
Larry loved to hunt, golf and fish; especially ice fishing with his cousin Kirk.
The funeral service for Larry Smith was held Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Assembly of God in Rochester, with the Pastor Jim Filbeck officiating.
Macken Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. mackenfuneralhome.com.