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Lawrence "Larry" E. Smith

January 10, 1960 ~ April 26, 2018 (age 58)

Lawrence E. Smith, 58, of Rouseville, PA. passed away Thursday April 26, 2018 at the Oil Creek Campground.

Born Jan. 10, 1960 in Oil City, PA., he was the son of the late Edward F. Smith & Mary Kathryn Elder Smith.

Larry was a graduate of Venango Christian High School.

He had served 6 years in the United States Navy and then served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for over 20 years.

Larry was married on June 27, 1987 to the former Patti J. Dehner and she survives.

He was currently working for SCI-Forest as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Larry was of the Catholic Faith.

A member of the N.R.A., Larry enjoyed hunting with his muzzleloader.

He loved the outdoors and camping, and the companionship of his Lab Gunther.

He enjoyed historical  reenactments.

Larry had been an EMT with the Rouseville Volunteer Fire Dept.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children.

Jeremia Nesbella & his wife Erin  of Beaver, PA.

Julia Hollis & her husband Zachary of Oil City

Six grandchildren

Lauren, Katherine and Abigail Nesbella

Layla, Gracie and Calan Hollis

He is also survived by eight brothers and sisters

Joseph Smith & his wife Linda of Oil City

Mary Kay Brown & her husband Dale of Allentown

Kevin Smith of Denver

Theresa Hanlin of Virgina Beach. VA

Madeline Roos & her husband Edward of Hermitage

Michele Kritner & her husband Kirk of Alamosa, CO

Celeste Sawtelle & her husband Gary of Safety Harbor, FL

Monique McGarry & her husband David of Ormond Beach, FL

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a a nephew Gregory Brown

Friends will be received from 6-8 P.M. Monday in the Reinsel Funeral Home. Funeral Services will held on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Funeral Home with Rev. Christopher Barnes, Presiding.

Interment with Full Military Honors accorded by the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard will follow in Rynd Farm Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may  be made to the Friends of Oil Creek State Park 305 State Park Rd. Oil City,PA. 16301

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