Lawrence Paul Smith

August 4, 1958March 4, 2019

Lawrence “Larry” Paul Smith, was born August 4, 1958, and passed away on March 4, 2019 after battling cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones in West Valley City, Utah.

Larry grew up in the Salt Lake and Rose Park area. He attended Franklin Elementary School where he received the Hope of America Award. He went on to attend Jordan Jr. High School and West High School where he became Sophomore Class President and was a member of the football team. He graduated from West High in 1977. Larry didn’t stray far from the Salt Lake Valley and worked for Kennecott for most of his adult life, eventually retiring with the company. Larry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, they were his pride and joy and the light of his life.

We would like to give a special thanks to Scyler and Kaylin Smith for their time and devotion in their care for Larry in his last days.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother and father Mary Jo and Wayne Moss; wife Rochelle Smith; and sister Carrie Lee Zufelt. He was survived by his brothers Mark (Jo) Moss, Mike (Donna) Moss, Guy (Marsha) Moss, Shawn (Kim) Smith, and Michael (Rachel) Smith; his son Dustin (Megan) Smith; grandchildren Lily, Mason, Kellen, and Louis Smith; and nephews and nieces.


  • Celebration of Life Viewing Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Brent Grimm

March 9, 2019

My thoughts and prayers today are for Larry and his family. I met Larry on the sophomore football team at West High School. I always thought that Larry was the very definition of "cool". Like Chuck Webb said, I always felt like Larry seemed so much older than the rest of us. Even so, he was fun to be around. High school was a better place because of Larry.

William Charles

March 9, 2019

My condolences to Larry’s family. Larry was a good friend in high school. He was a good guy and his frienship during those years was and is appreciated. Many fond memories of him. Im certain he touched the hearts of many in his life.

Mark Masters

March 7, 2019

I would like to pay my condolences to his family. I only knew Larry from High School to working with him at the abc, he was always upbeat with a great attitude. Great Guy!

Maree Lewis-Loader

March 6, 2019

Larry we had a blast together over the last 2 1/2 years. Going to Hawaii and exploring the island of Kauai, listening to the Elvis Christmas CD that we bought at the grocery store along with our daily purchase of fresh fruit, sitting by the fire at night listening to the ocean. Weekly dinner and movie dates and sitting on my patio, playing name that tune, a place you said was your favorite. Those memories will last a lifetime. Thanks for loving my big crazy family and joining us for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, Super Bowl parties and every holiday in between over the years. Everyone loved you, most of all myself, Annie and Gretchen. Rest In Peace sweet man and know that you are loved and your presence in our lives is treasured.

Jason Wells

March 6, 2019

Larry and I meet when I started at KUCC in 05. He instantly took me under his wing and started teaching me things about loads and safe driving at the mine. And we would talk about the cowboys and life he was such a stud I will miss he his laugh and straight forwardness.

Charles ( Chuck) Webb

March 6, 2019

Larry and I met in 7th Grade at Jordan Jr. High and to this day I swear he seemed 22 years old in the 7th Grade. His friendship was solid and steady and he was very dependable. We played sports together, and walk the streets of the Central West Side of Salt Lake City at night with our other friends. We bowled at Maltair Bowling Lanes, and at Rancho Lanes and Larry was a very good pool player as well. We would go to his house or Mark Wildings house for sleep overs, and sometimes we would pick him up at The Westside Drug on 2nd South where he worked in Jr. High and High School.
He always seemed older and more mature than the rest of us. He had the uncanny ability to know when to talk and not to talk. He understood how to be a true friend. I am a better person for having spent time with him early in my life. Like all he did in this life, he will do well on the other side.