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Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Smith

October 11, 1962 ~ September 9, 2019 (age 56)




   Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Smith, 56, of Quincy, passed away at 5:43 a.m. Monday (September 9, 2019) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born October 11, 1962 in Quincy, Larry was the son of Earl Eugene and Joanne Schalk Smith Jr.  He married Tina Gay on September 8, 2007.  She survives.

   Larry had a special place in his heart for animals, especially his 3 dogs, Myla, Ruby and Apples and was a volunteer for Homeward Bound Waggin for several years.  He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and spending time at his rivercamp.

   Larry owned and operated Shear Approval Landscaping until his health forced his retirement.

   Survivors include his wife, Tina; his mother, Joanne Watson of Loraine, IL;  two daughters, Jennifer Seckman (Matthew) of Loraine, IL and Melissa Baum (Josh) of Quincy; a step son, Adam Beston (Julie) of Menomonie, WI; five grandchildren, Nicholas Doellman, Emma Heck, Jaxton Seckman, Lillian Seckman and Kynzie Baum; a step grandchild, Journey Beston; a brother, Sean Smith (Cathy) of Phoenix, AZ; two half brothers, Dennis Smith Sr. (Lisa) of Quincy and Randy Smith (Andrea) of Lima, IL and ; and several nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Earl Smith Jr; a half brother, Ronnie Smith; and two step fathers, Larry Browning and Robert Watson.

   Cremation arrangements are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

   Services for Larry will be private.

   Memorials may be made to Tina Smith to help with expenses. 

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