Larry K. Smith, 60, of Orange, passed away on July 26, at his residence in Orange.

Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 PM, Thursday with a memorial service at 7:00 P.M. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, on Oct. 23, 1953, he was the son of William “Tex” Smith and Hazel Dean (Gilliam) Smith. Larry graduated from Lamar University where he obtained his Bachelors in Oceanographic Technology. Following graduation, he was a supervisor at Invista in Orange. Larry loved cooking, traveling, gardening, and most importantly, fishing. Larry also loved to tinker, enjoying his time as a handyman.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sons, Jordan Kyle Smith and wife, Jennifer of Spring, Alexander Paul Smith of Orange, and Taylor William Smith of Baton Rouge, LA; sister, Vicki Lynn Baxter and husband, Roney of Tyler; former wife and mother of his children, Rachal Joan Smith. Larry was also looking forward to the arrival of his first grandchild, Braxton Kyle Smith.

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