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1501 W. Lexington Ave.
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: 816-252-7900
Lawrence Smith

Lawrence Fidwor "Larry" Smith

Monday, July 19th, 1926 - Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Lawrence F. “Larry” Smith, 92, of Independence, MO passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Larry was born July 19, 1926, in Independence, MO to Henry C. and Mabel L. Smith. After graduating from William Chrisman High School in 1944 he was called to the Army for two years. He then spent two years at Kansas City Jr. College, after which he attended five years at the University of Kansas. He graduated with a degree in Architecture. In 1950, he married Louise O. Steckel. Larry then worked with the architectural firm that finished the work on the RLDS Auditorium, that his father designed many years before. Larry started an architectural office with Roy Bradford, called Bradford & Smith Architects, that produced many local structures around the area. Larry was also president of Independence People to People in the late 1960s. He and Louise visited Blantyre, Malawi to present money for an ambulance from the city of Independence. He retired in 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Survivors include his wife, Louise O. Smith, his daughters Lenza Smith and Lora Cox and grandchildren Jason Osiek (Andi), Oshiana Lindsley, Sara Davidson (Brent) and great-grandchildren Milla, Collin, Elaine, Hailey and Alexa. There will not be a visitation or memorial service at this time.
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Posted at 05:14pm
We are so sorry for your loss. You were the best of neighbors. Sandra Atkins and Julie Atkins

Bedford Knipschild

Posted at 12:03pm
Louise and family, So sorry to read the obituary in KC Star. Thinking of you. Bedford

twylla johnson

Posted at 12:28pm
Louise and Lora, you have experience so much loss in such a short time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you at this very sorrowful time in your life. TJ

Gloria Mosley

Posted at 03:37pm
Dear Smith family, At this painful and difficult time please accept my condolence and deep regrets for your loss and I'd like to share where at a time such as this when I lost my entire family to our enemy death that I found hope and comfort. I found this in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 there it tells us we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and at Isaiah25:8 we're told that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. These scriptures along with others help me cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I'll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when comfort and hope is needed hoping that this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you'll feel free to let me know if this helped. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

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