Spencer resident and Rutherford County native Leonard Lawrence “Larry” Smotherman, 69, was born Sept. 30, 1945 and died April 25 at his residence following an extended illness.
A mechanic with Edd Rogers General Motors, he was the son of the late Leonard Lee and Evelyn Morehead Smotherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Allen Smotherman and Richard Eugene Stone; sister, Annabelle Thompson; mother-in-law, Lucille Shockley; father-in-law, James Louis Shockley; and niece, Janie Bogle.
He was married Dec. 18, 1971 to Linda Shockley Smotherman of Spencer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Libby Lee and Ernie Webster of Murfreesboro; two grandsons, Warren Blake Bryant and wife Tenna of Murfreesboro and Dalton Cain Bryant of Spencer; two step-grandsons, Elijah Webster and Ethen Webster; great-granddaughter, Rylee Elizabeth Bryant; great-grandson, Jaxson James Lawrence Bryant; sister, Mary Evelyn Laws; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.
Funeral service was held Monday in High’s Chapel with John Brown officiating. Burial followed at Shockley Cemetery in Van Buren County.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 29, 2015