Larry Junior Smith, 67, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at his home in Ardmore. He was born on April 1, 1945, in McMillan, Oklahoma, to the late Wesley Frederick Smith and Susan Lucille Justice Smith.
Larry was raised in the Denison and Sherman, Texas, area. He joined the United States Army and served from April 8, 1963, to April 5, 1966. Larry received a Purple Heart from wounds received in action in Vietnam. In 1970, Larry moved to Ardmore from Denison where he lived the rest of his life. He married Sharon Goodman on March 24, 2005, in Madill. Larry worked as a truck driver most of his life and he was a member of the Lake Country RC Flying Club. He was affiliated with the Baptist faith and he enjoyed building and flying radio control planes and hunting and fishing.
He is survived by: wife, Sharon Smith, Ardmore, Oklahoma; children: Lisa Teel and husband, Donnie, Dallas, Texas, Lynette Vallejo, Burleson, Texas and Larry Smith Jr. and wife, Angel, Ardmore, Oklahoma; stepchildren: Christine Hamilton and husband, Randy, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Kenneth Goodman and wife, Anna, Lexington, Oklahoma, and Steven Goodman, Ardmore, Oklahoma; five grandchildren; and seven step grandchildren.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; stepdad, Wayne Elmer Robinson; one brother, Charles Wesley Smith; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Justice and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith.
Casket bearers: Marty Jones, Kenneth Goodman, Jeremy Snavely, Justin Teel, Joe Hornback and Frank Jennings.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a family hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Madill. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Oklahoma. Elder Marlin Harp will officiate the services.
Interment will be at the Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Oklahoma. Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to the Faith Hospice of Southern Oklahoma, 1122 Walnut Drive, Ardmore, OK 73401.