Larry Wayne Smith
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Larry Wayne Smith
He was born in Tazewell County, VA and was the son of the late Earnest Dempsey and Melba Louise Nipper Smith.
Larry was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a Richlands High School Class of 1967 graduate and was a US Army veteran serving during Vietnam. He was a former coal miner and later worked as an electrician for Quadrant Manufacturing in Wytheville, VA and was a lifelong resident of the area.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Dempsey Smith.
He is survived by: His Wife of 49 years, Patricia Smith. Daughters: Lara Kiser and husband, Steven of Pounding Mill, VA, Kelly Vance and husband, David of Cedar Bluff, VA. Grandchildren: Faith Kiser, Ryan Kiser and Addison Vance. Sister: Mary Sue White of Williamsburg, KY. Brothers: Johnny Allen Smith and wife, Freda of Grayson County, VA, Mark David Smith and wife, LeeAnn of Fayetteville, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive along with a host of family and friends.
Funeral services for Larry Wayne Smith will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands, VA with the Rev. Cody Harmon and Rev. Phillip Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, VA.
Pallbearers will be: Steve Kiser, David Vance, Daniel Tharp, James Vance, Josh Whitt, and David Lee Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be: Ryan Kiser and Morris Kiser.
Members of the Casey-Shortt VFW post #9640 will conduct military graveside rites.
The Smith family received friends from 6-9 pm Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
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