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Lawrence “Larry” E. Smith

Lawrence “Larry” E. Smith, age 90, of Kentwood, joined his wife of 69 years, Maxine; son, Craig and granddaughter, Anne in heaven on Sunday, February 10, 2019. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Cathy and Andy Vaseris, Sue and Randy Van Liere, Joni Smith and her special friend, Jeff Davis; grandchildren, Jim Dinan, Leah Philipp, Amanda Graus; great grandchildren, Tyler, and Mason Graus; brother, Loyd and Grace Smith; and several nieces and nephews. Larry was a man full of kindness and integrity. Above all else, Larry loved spending time with his family. He was a 45 year employee at Michigan Bell. One of his great joys in life was dancing with his wife, Maxine. Although he was a quiet man, he had a wonderful sense of humor. Memorial services will be held 12 noon Friday, February 15 at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, with Rev. Austin Reed officiating. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday from 11:30 a.m. to Noon at the funeral home prior to the service. The family wishes to thank the kind people of Faith Hospice for their compassionate care. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Mel Trotter Ministries or the Salvation Army.

  1. We miss you dad! Hope you and mom are dancing together again in heaven!

    - Cathy Vaseris

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