Larry Michael Smith known to his friends as Mike passed away on July 3, 2020 at Via Christi Saint Francis with his wife by his side.
Mike was born in Russell, KS on October 3, 1939 to Robert and Leoti (Tague) Smith. The family made their home in Winfield where he attended school and graduated from high school with the class of 57. Mike was a lifelong musician, music was his passion and he still wanted to get home from the hospital to finish recording more music. Mike worked for many different employers over the years; he worked in plastics, picked fruit in California, Walmart, and Country Mart. Mike reunited with a classmate that he used to date during high school, Sheilah Feeler and the couple was married on November 22, 1992. Mike enjoyed writing and currently in the process of writing a novel and a script for a movie. Mike had a spiritual understanding of God and studied the Bible in depth. He wanted to help the world be a better place, it hurt him to see people struggle. He often donated to Smile Train and Heifer International. If he were a millionaire he would have been broke in a week making life easier for his fellow humans. Mike was reserved almost to the point of being antisocial but he still wanted to see people prosper.
Mike’s memories will live on with his wife and true friend Sheilah, two sons, 3 daughters, sister Michelle Smith and grandchildren. He now rests with his parents and brother David Smith.
Honoring Mike’s wishes, cremation will take place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel and a private memorial will take place at a later date. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com.
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