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Lawrence R. ‘Larry’ Smoot

Published: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

CULVER CITY, Calif. – Lawrence R. “Larry” Smoot, 62, formerly of Sterling, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Culver City.

Larry was born Dec. 15, 1951, in Sterling, the son of Betty M. and Charles G. Smoot. He attended St. Mary Grade School and graduated in 1970 from Newman Central Catholic High School. He attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana from 1970 to 1974. He then attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he earned his Master of Arts degree. After graduation from USC, Larry worked for Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, and Columbia Pictures in Culver City.

Larry is survived by his brothers, Dennis G. Smoot of Chicago and David L. (Linda) Smoot of Geneva; and his nieces, Taryn R. (Jason) Smoot-Kennerly, and their son, David J. Kennerly, all of Tempe, Arizona, and Vanessa L. Smoot of Geneva.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother in 1983; his father in 2009; and his twin brother, Terrence R. Smoot in 1975.

He was buried May 23 at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles handled arrangements.

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