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Larry Lee Smith

Larry Lee Smith, age 68, of Ravenna, MI went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Trinity Health Muskegon. Larry was born on November 8, 1953 in Muskegon, Michigan to the late David and Beatrice (Graves) Smith. Larry owned and operated a construction, metal fabrication, and automotive repair shop. He played the guitar and was the lead singer of several area bands over the years. He was the cornerstone of his family, and was known for his compassion for people, his ingenuity, and resourcefulness. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing music, and riding his motorcycle. His legacy will live on through all of the lives he’s touched.


Larry is survived by his daughter: Julie (Rob) McGhan, Son: Keith L. Smith both of Ravenna, 2 grandsons, Jeremy and Reid. 3 Brothers: Daniel Smith of Shelby, Kenneth (Roberta) Smith of Muskegon, Bernard (Victoria) Smith of Ravenna. 4 Sisters: Edna Frees of Shelby, Grace Gonyon of Muskegon, Virginia (Jim) Nutt of Ravenna and Linda (Paul) Galdeen of Muskegon. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents,  Brothers: Richard Smith and Wally Smith and Sister: Mary Ann Vile.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11am on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the Faith Bible Church at 101 S Maple Island Rd, Muskegon, MI 49442 with Pastor Mark Wright officiating. The family will be at the church from 9:00am until the time of service. Lunch to follow at the VFW at 6285 E Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI.

Memorials may be directed to the Harley Davidson Foundation.

Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna to sign the online guestbook.

The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


It's so sad when someone you love leaves us. Larry was an awesome guy.
He was more of a brother then a friend. I will miss him. And I'm sorry that I didn't get to MI more to see him. Farewell brother... Dan Phillips & Family.

Dan Phillips Sep 14 2022 6:19 PM

So sad and condolences to all in the Smith family tree. If it wasn't for Larry building our beautiful home after ours burned up in March 2020, I don't know what we would have done. Larry and his crew were an awesome bunch . Will be so sadly missed. Thanks for the fun memories! You will never be forgotten!

Chris and Kitty Fortier Sep 14 2022 1:47 PM

So deeply sorry for your loss. Sharing in your sadness and rejoicing in his Eternal, Heavenly Hope. Larry was a very generous and knowledgeable person. He was a loving Dad and an amazing Papa to Jeremy and Reid. He will be missed!❤❤

Sandra McGhan Sep 9 2022 9:33 PM

Larry was a wonderful man. So sad to hear this news. He and my late husband, Dennis Murphy, were friends. Larry recently replaced my drain field and we’ve been in touch on several occasions to discuss auto repairs and whatever else came to mind😊. Prayers to the family and may a lifetime of his memory be in your hearts forever.

Sherri Murphy Sep 7 2022 6:41 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was an amazing person. Always there to help lend a hand to anyone in need. He had an amazing soul. Sending healing prayers to all his family and friends. God definitely gained a wonderful angel

Wendy Carlson Sep 7 2022 9:19 AM

Julie, Keith, Rob, Jeremy & Reid,
We've been praying for you all. Losing your Father is one of the toughest things in this life. Rejoice in his Salvation. May God give you His Peace that passes all understanding. Strength that only comes from Him. He had a heart of Gold! We are forever Grateful to have known him.
Phil. 4:7 (Love you All, Jake, Melissa, Jax & Ryan Rice)

Melissa Rice Sep 6 2022 10:11 PM