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Graveside Service

Clinton Cemetery
Monday September 27th, 2021

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Lawrence Smith

Lawrence Smith , 84, passed away on September 19, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Larry fought with a strong will to beat this disease and now he can rest without all the pain for now he has won his battle. Larry was a retired Akron Police Officer serving the community from 1965-1988.

Larry is survived by his wife of 33 years, Brenda ; brother, Forrest and family; children, Larry and family, Cindy and family, Sandy and family, Chris and family; step-daughter, Rebecca and family; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; best friends, Dick Friend , Jim Henry and hunting buddy, Tom Driscol .

A special thanks to Hospice Therapists with Ohio Living. Larry had a special place in his heart for each and every one of you. Thank you Smitty for showing us all how very precious life is.

A graveside service will be held at Clinton Cemetery, 8010 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Clinton on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ohio Living Heath & Hospice, 83 N. Miller Rd., Suite 101, Fairlawn, OH 44333, in memory of Larry .

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Cindy & Sandy, Our thoughts and prayers are with your families at this time. May all your memories help your hearts cope with your loss of your Dad. With love, Susie

Susie (Labay) Quintrelll Sep 25 2021 12:00 AM

Deepest and sincere condolences to the family of Larry. I served on the Akron Police Dept and worked with Larry in the Patrol Division. He was a fine officer and great friend. His love of John Wayne always made me laugh! Rest In Peace my friend.

Bob Offret Sep 25 2021 12:00 AM