Lawrence V. Smith, Sr.

September 4, 1938 - February 7, 2012
Lawrence V. Smith, Sr.


Lawrence Vaughn Smith; loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, Wilmington, NC on Tuesday February 7, 2012 following a lengthy illness.

Born on September 4, 1938 in West Virginia, the son of the late John and Vergie Hardy Smith.

Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Karen A. Smith; brothers Eddie and wife Brenda, Brooks and Jerry Smith; sisters Bell Hill, Linda Hawks, Stella Holdren; sons Lawrence Jr., Michael and wife Jeanie and Mark Smith; step children Kathy Smith, Charles and Thomas Mongo; niece, Anette, Trease, nephew John ,13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Smith Residence, 6010 Karen Lane, Wilmington, NC on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in remembrance of Lawrence “Granddaddy” Smith.

Lawrence will be greatly missed but forever loved by all.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington,NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • February 13, 2012
    Brenda,Eddie Smith says:
    Our prayers and thoughts go with the the family espically the grandchildren. LV you will be missed.You did bring Karen into our lives and for that i am gratefull. BS ES

  • February 13, 2012
    Barbara Caldwell says:
    I was very sorry,to hear of your loss. Im glad,that Eddie got to see his brother,before he passed.I met you and your husband many years ago,at Brenda and Eddies house.I am Terees mother-in-law.At least,you know hes not suffering anymore,and hes in a better place. I know its very hard at this time,and you and your family will be in my prayers.Just know that now, he has no more suffering.Just keep enjoying the memories and he will be in your hearts forever. My prayers are with you. Barbara Caldwell

  • February 13, 2012
    Mary Ann Mongo says:
    Hope all is fair to the middlin'