Larry Paul Smalling

Published 9:07 am Monday, April 20, 2015

Larry Paul Smalling, 66, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Charlie and Amanda Bowers Smalling and was born in Carter County.
Mr. Smalling was a member of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center and attended Horseshoe Freewill Baptist Church. He was retired from Carter County where he worked as a heavy machinery operator. He enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Smalling, of the home, and two sisters, Marcella Markland and Sandra Stophel, both of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A graveside service for Mr. Smalling will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Willie Campbell officiating. Music will be provided by Eldridge Bowers on the dobro. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Buckles, Dusty Buckles and Mike Nidiffer. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet the family at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Friends may call at the home at any time. Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Smalling family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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