larry wayne smitherman

Larry Wayne Smitherman, age 74, of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away at home on July 8, 2017. He grew up in Montevallo and graduated from Montevallo High School. He continued his education at the University of Montevallo and Ole Miss School of Pharmacy. He founded Smitherman’s Pharmacy in 1966 and practiced pharmacy for over 50 years at various locations throughout the state of Alabama. He also raised a variety of animals at his farm, Heavenly Hidden Acres. He loved to travel and create memories with his family and friends. He was an amazing cook and grill master who enjoyed sharing his dishes with family, friends, and co-workers. He was well-known for his sense of humor and his mischievous nature.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie Columbus Smitherman and Mary Frances Cowley Smitherman; and brother, Kenneth “Sonny” Smitherman.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Tami Smitherman; sons, Chris Smitherman of Alabaster and Jeff Smitherman (Kathlene) of Montevallo; treasured granddaughter, Janey Smitherman of Alabaster; sister, Carolyn Smitherman Wilson (Fred) of Franklin, TN; sister-in-law, Nancy Smitherman of Lacey Springs, AL; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs, Tootsie, Kali, Lucky and Koko.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo). A graveside service will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Shelby Memory Gardens. His memorial service will follow at 1:00 PM at First United Methodist Church of Montevallo. Pastor Lawton Higgs will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to First United Methodist Church of Montevallo, 861 Middle Street, Montevallo, AL 35115.