Larry J. Smith Sr.


Larry James Smith Sr., 66, of Edinburgh, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at his residence. He was born December 14, 1949, in Johnson County, Indiana, to James Russell Smith and Sallie Mae (Burton) Smith.

Larry is survived by his mother, Sallie Mae Smith of Edinburgh; his wife of 41 years, Pamela Jo (Suhre) Smith; sons, Larry James “Junior” (Jodie) Smith of Edinburgh, Timothy Craig Smith of Edinburgh and Matthew Shane (Michelle) Smith of Edinburgh; brothers, Jerry Dale (Louise) Smith of Edinburgh and Terry Lee Smith of Edinburgh; sisters, Bonita (Dennis) Martin of Edinburgh, Angela (Tim) Burton of Edinburgh and Genivieve (Terry) Burton of Edinburgh; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Russell Smith, a son, Kenneth Allen Smith, and grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins he loved so very much.

Larry worked for the government insulating homes at Human Services for 12 years. He then started a business called Custom Pine Cabinets and Crafts and made cabinets, bedroom sets and a lot of different crafts for over 13 years.

Larry was a member of Edinburgh Assembly of God Church. He started two churches and a soup kitchen. Another ministry he loved was passing out gospel tracts all over. He had compassion for everyone and prayed for anyone who came to his door and went to those who could not come to him. He was a true man of God.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016, at Edinburgh Assembly of God Church, 904 S. Holland St. with the Rev. Matt Eckart and the Rev. Don Whetstine officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church and from 11 a.m. Saturday until time of service. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Arrangements were made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.