Friday, October 30, 2020 ~ 2:00 p.m.
Cedar Hill United Methodist Church ~ Greenwood, Nebraska
Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery ~ Greenwood, Nebraska
*Weather permitting, the funeral will be held outside of the church.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Cedar Hill United Methodist Church, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Shriners Children’s Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Hospital
*The funeral will be live streamed on the Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.
Larry G. Smith, 82 of Ashland, NE was born October 31, 1937 to Donald and Hazel Smith and passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland. He attended Dist. #69 country school, and graduated from Ashland High School in 1954. Larry was a lifelong farmer and purebred cattle breeder in the Ashland area.
Larry was a lifelong member of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church serving through the years as Board Chairman, Lay Leader, treasurer and finance chairman. He was a past Ashland School Board member, longtime member and Past President of the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, Past President of the Platte Valley Shrine Club, 60+ year member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge and Past Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Larry was a long-time member of the Saunders County Livestock Association, Charter Member of the Ashland Saddle Club and former Ashland Stir-up King. He loved farming the land and raising his horses and pure-bred Angus cattle. Larry was a lifelong advocate for farming, many times testifying before the state legislature and even rallying in Washington, DC with the American Agriculture Movement in the late 1970’s.
He is survived by his children, Doug (Crystal) Smith of Omaha, Brian (Kristi) Smith of Ashland, Lorinda Bussen of Ashland; grandchildren, Kieran, Devlin, Gavin, Evelyn, Darby & Montgomery Smith, Logan (Shannon) Luetkenhaus, Kate (Michael) Becker, Amy (Mike) Schwab, Caroline Smith, Kade, Jack & Rachel Bussen; great-grandchildren, Brooke Luetkenhaus, Gina, Brayden & Nyah Becker, Beckett Schwab; brother, Duane (Jackie) Smith of Nebraska City, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Hazel Smith and mother-in-law Mabel Stewart.