Lawrence W. "Larry" Smith, Appleton, WA formerly of Brant, MI

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son and brother passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at his mother’s home at the age of 71 years. Larry was born June 19, 1938, in Wheeler, MI to Bernetha (Wittig) Smith-Cline. He was a dry cleaner most of his adult life. He owned shops in both Washington and Michigan. Larry was a multifaceted individual and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing cars and practical jokes. The greatest joy of his life was his family. He first married June Godfrey but they parted ways being blessed with three wonderful children: Fredrick (Lori) Smith, Lori Ann Norwood and Walter (Shannon) Smith. He then married Penny Hadley on May 13, 1971, she survives him. Larry and his loving wife Penny were equally blessed with two wonderful children: Monica Smith and J.D. (Shawna) Smith. Larry is also survived by his ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother Jack Smith; sister Berneice Reuther; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and close friends. Larry was a fantastic person and he will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Funeral services will take place at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at W.L. Case & Company in Merrill. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Hospice of Michigan.