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Lawrence Fred Smith

October 5, 1940 ~ May 16, 2021 (age 80)

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SMITH, Lawrence Fred, a child of God, was called home May 16, 2021. He was born October 5, 1940 in Toledo, Ohio. He was a member of South Austin Nazarene Church for 43 years. After retiring from the Texas Department of Human Services, he traveled around the country with his wife in an RV, with the Roving Volunteers in Christ Service (RVICS) Organization. He is survived by his son Larry (wife Karen) and his daughter Julie (husband Larry Sparks). He was loved and adored by his 4 grandchildren; Jonathan (wife Catie) and Stephen Smith (wife Minami); Nathan and Kylie Sparks. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Smith and sister Pat Wirick. He is survived by two brothers Gerry and Francis “Bud” Smith, sister Louise Heinl and many nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service celebrating his life at 3:00pm on June 12, 2021 at South Austin Church, 6711 Manchaca Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to his church or to the RVICS organization.


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