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Rev. Larry Joe Smith

June 3, 1941 — July 17, 2010

Rev. Larry J. Smith, age 69, died on July 17, 2010 at Heartland of Eaton. He was born on June 4, 1941 in Ocheyedan, Iowa, son of the late Kenneth Charles & Elizabeth Margaret (Roosendaal) Smith. Larry graduated in 1959 from Ocheyedan High School and proudly served in the US Army for 20 years. Larry received his Masters Degree and was an Ordained Methodist Minister. He also had worked for three years in Avionic at Brookville Air Park and retired in 2003 after 9 years as Chaplain at the Richmond State Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Member of the Preble Amateur Radio Association and the Preble County Council on Aging.

Survived by three children and step children; sister, Shirley Swenson of Ocheyedan, Iowa; brother & sister-in-law, Duane & Shirley Smith of Hanover, Maryland; grandchildren.

No Public Calling or Funeral Service Scheduled.

Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, 220 East Main Street, Eaton, Ohio 45320.

Memorial Contributions to the Preble Amateur Radio Association of Eaton, Ohio or the Preble Council on Aging, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, Ohio 45320. Online condolences may be sent via the website at

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