Larry Stanton Smith

March 23, 1947 ~ April 22, 2022 (age 75)


Larry Stanton Smith, 75 of Lake City, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022, at his home with his family at his side. He was born in Lake City, Florida, the fifth child of seven, to the late Albert Stanton Smith and Dorothy E. Tyson Smith.  Mr. Smith was raised in the Providence community of Union County and attended Union County High School.  He worked for 22 years with S&S Food Stores as a Maintenance Contractor and also many years privately.  Mr. Smith loved his work and visiting with his customers.  He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  Mr. Smith was of the Baptist faith.  Preceding him in death were his parents; and four siblings, Charles E. Smith, Christine Hale Petry, Albert Marvin Smith and M. Wayne Smith. 


Survivors include his wife of 54 ½ years, Margaret Hall Smith, Lake City; his daughter, Sherrie Gail Smith Thomas (Arness), Lake City his son, Phillip Smith (Michele), Crestview; two brothers, Terry Smith, Lake Butler and David L. Smith (Gloria), Lake City; four grandchildren, Austin Smith, Panama City Beach, Joshua Thomas (Brittney), Lake City, Tara Harris (Caleb), Lake City and Ashlee Smith, Crestview; one great-grandchild due in October of 2022; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.


Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be conducted on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the Gateway-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Melvin Owen officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home.  A live stream of the services will be available by visiting Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home via Face book.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center in memory of Mr. Smith. 

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April 26, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32025

Funeral Service
April 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Gateway - Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel

April 26, 2022

11:45 AM
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery
3596 S US Hwy 441
Lake City, FL 32025


Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center
6037 W. US Hwy 90, Lake City FL 32055
Tel: 1-386-752-9191

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