Larry Neil Smith, 84, passed away on February 1, 2023, in North Richland Hills, TX. He was born on July 11, 1938 in Lawton, OK, to William Ray Smith and Virginia Edeana Wright. Larry earned a bachelor of science degree from Texas Wesleyan University. He went on to work 36 years as Fire Chief of Bell Helicopter Textron and served 34 years in the United States Air Force until his completion as Chief Master Sergeant. He was a member of Christ Chapel, Ft. Worth, TX.
Larry married the love of his life, Vivian Sue Smith on April 5, 1963. He is survived by daughter Shellie Rabroker, (Gerald Rabroker), daughter Stephanie Becknal, (Mark Becknal), granddaughter Rebecca Bawayan, (Jerel Bawayan), grandson William Becknal, (Jordan Becknal), granddaughter Sarah Hill, (Kyle Hill), grandson Brent Becknal, granddaughters Callie Lopez, Maddison Brinkman, Allison Brinkman, great-grandsons Luke and Benjamin Becknal, Remington Hill, Shepherd Hill, Cameron Barnett, great-granddaughters Lydia Becknal, Evelyn Hill, Adalynn Lopez, brother Doug Smith and sister, Lori Teniente.
Larry is preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Graveside service for Larry Smith will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 1 p.m. at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Burial: Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, TX.
Memorial donations can be made in Larry's name to The Gideons International, 50 Century BLVD., Nashville, TN 37214.