Larry Gene Smith



Wedgefield, SC…….. Larry Gene Smith, age 69, beloved husband of 48 years to Janice Marie DaPrato Smith, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at his residence.

Born in Milan, Indiana, he was the son of Geneva Bradley Smith and the late Robert Lee Smith. Larry served for over 20 years in the United States Air Force and retired as a Tech Sergeant(E6), receiving a commendation medal for his service. After his retirement, Larry went on to work for Gold Kist in Sumter as a maintenance mechanic and retired after 21 years of loyal service to the company. Larry was an avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and water skiing. His true joy in life was spending time with his family. He will be remembered as a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving in addition to his wife Janice are his children, Angela Morin and her husband Rick of McDonough, GA , Andrea Hopwood and her fiancée Tommy Browder of Dalzell, Amy Lee and her husband Michael of Houston, TX and Jessica Drawdy and her husband Stacey of Wedgefield; grandchildren, Tyler Morin and his wife Tara, Ryan Morin, Sarah Hopwood, Olivia Hopwood, Victoria Lee, Zachary Lee, Matthew Lee, Stacey (Kirstie) Rogers, Jesse Drawdy, Jamie Drawdy and Casey Drawdy,; siblings, Roger Smith of IN and Brenda Briceno and her husband Leo of IN and great-grandchild, Gabriel Morin.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Smith.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 12:00pm -1:00pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.