June 23, 1921 - July 17, 2015

06/23/1921 - 07/17/2015

Past Services

Sunday July 19, 2015
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Monday July 20, 2015
11:00 am
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 | Directions
Monday July 20, 2015
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions

Lawrence R. Smith, 94 of Bellaire, Ohio formerly of Shadyside, Ohio died Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Bellaire, Ohio.


He was born June 23, 1921 in St. Joe, Ohio a son of the late Harry R. and Nora Garloch Smith.


Lawrence was a retired millwright for the former Consolidated Aluminumand Ormet Corporation and a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ where he served as a Deacon and the American Legion Post 521 in Shadyside, Ohio and  a US Army veteran of World War II. He enjoyed fishing in Canada.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-eight years, Grace E. Eikleberry Smith on September 18, 2009, one sister, Clara Mae Jones, one brother, Robert Lee Smith and two infant brothers.


Surviving are two sons, Floyd (May) Smith of Urbana, Ohio and Jeffrey Smith of Pataskala, Ohio and three daughters, Marleen (Jerry) Workman and Rebecca (Paul) Beekman both of Shadyside, Ohio and Lynne (Thomas) Weekley of Alliance, Ohio and one brother, Harold Smith of Winter Haven, Florida. Also twelve grandchildren, two step grandchildren, Brian Weekley, Tracy Reitter, Scott (Debbie) Weekley, Richard (Dana) Garrison, Karen (Randy) Day, Patricia Garrison, Mary Stanson, Bonnie Dillon, Bill (Alec) Smith, Ed Smith, Christopher (Gina) Beekman, Megan (Rob) Fowler, Kenneth (Carrie) Workman and Kim (Todd) Wise, twenty great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.


Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio on Sunday from 4 to 8 pm where services will be held on Monday at 11 am with Pastor Eric White officiating. Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, Ohio.


Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct Full Military Services at 10:45 am at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 75 East 39th Street Shadyside, Ohio 43947.


Share your thoughts and memories with Lawrence’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer. com.

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Debbie (Smith) and Tom Knoll, Elmira NY
8 years ago

Dear Becky, Lynne, Marleen, Jeff, and Floyd, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. I was very saddened to receive the message from Becky that Uncle Lawrence had passed away. I remember the last time Tom and I visited Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Grace, I walked into their living room and thought I was looking at my dad Bob Smith. Lawrence looked just like my dad at that time. I am very sorry I am not able to make the trip for the services but a donation will be made to the Church in his Memory. Love you all and please keep in touch.

Love Debbie (Smith) and Tom Knoll
Elmira, NY

Nettie Stupak
8 years ago

Prayers, sympathy and love

Donna and Dave
8 years ago

Marleen Becky and family so sorry for your loss. He is now at peace with his Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Alice Stone
8 years ago

Marleen and Becky and the rest of Smith Family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your dad was a nice man and enjoyed going on car runs with Stoney. He is in a better place now.

Cheryl Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Lawrence R. Smith, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. US Army WW II Veteran, Lawrence R. Smith, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †