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Larry Dean Smith


Larry Dean Smith, 77, of Fairbank, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at home, after a lengthy illness. He was born July 28, 1941, in Clinton, Iowa. He married Thelma Hillman on July 6, 1984. Larry graduated from Oelwein High School in 1959. He retired from Hancor in Oelwein after many years of service. Survived by his wife, Thelma of Fairbank; his mother, Margaret (Peg) Smith of Oelwein; one brother, Kent Smith of Oelwein; one son, Travis Smith of Maynard; two stepdaughters, Jodi (Tim) Thompson of Stanley, and Kym (Chris) Gibson of Dunkerton; a stepson, Brian (Carrie) Hillman of Nevada; daughter-in-law, Cherri Smith of Arkansas; father-in-law, Merle Price of Cedar Rapids; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his father, Dean Smith; and two sons, Jeffrey and Trent Smith.
Larry did not want a funeral but wished his friends and family to think of him often and remember all of the good times they had together.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.iowacremation.com under Obituaries.