Larry Joe Smith, 61, of Ridgeland died Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bruce and Corrine Smith. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sarah Smith. Larry graduated from New Hebron High School and earned an Associate Degree from Copiah Lincoln Jr. College. He served in the MS National Guard. Larry retired as a diesel mechanic from Yellow Freight Systems after 31 years. Larry was an avid drag car and drag boat racer with MSDBA. Larry and his boat Southern Comfort earned high point championships in SS from 1985 through 1989 and SG 1991 and 1992.

Larry served as MSDBA Jet Boat Representative and was a member of the Board of Directors. A celebration of Larry's life will be held in Ridgeland at a later date.