Captain Larry C. Smith

Captain Larry C. SmithCaptain Larry C. Smith died at home in Port Isabel, Tx on January 18, 2013 with great friends and family beside him.

Father, Grandpa , Great Grandpa, brother and best friend to many. In his early twenty’s he worked on the tug “Capt. Niday” actually towing some wooden barges loaded with sand, gravel and shell for the Horton and Horton Co. and Parker Bros in the Houston area.

He went on to own and operate Bait Barn Fisheries in Bryan, Tx. Finally retiring in Port Isabel Tx. where he got to go fishing with both of his faithful fishing partners, Carol and Hey you, the wonder-water lab, everyday that he wanted. He actually caught and released a speckled trout that according to professional ad measurements may have qualified at the time as the Texas state record.

Capt. Larry’s enduring spirit, good nature and thought provoking humor could be inspiring and respected by all of us fortunate to know him. In the spirit world I think Samuel Clemons will seek Capt. Larry for new material and not be disappointed.

Our family’s sincerest thanks to Monica and her compassionate caretakers at Odyssey Hospice and Mr. Cano and our new neighbors at Sunset Funeral Home. Capt. Joe Lee and the generous owner of Breakaway Cruises will be conducting a Maritime Memorial Service in the Three Islands area where Larry will join his wife Pat and son Steven.

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