SMITHFIELD - Lawrence "Larry" Butkus, 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Larry worked in the local auto sales industry and retired in 1996 with 41 years of service. He was a United States Air Force
Veteran and a member and elder of the Smithfield Christian Church. Larry was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, the love of his life, Doris Butkus. He is survived by two sons, Larry Butkus and wife, Cheryl, of Grand Ledge, MI and Michael Butkus of Smithfield, VA; two daughters, Gail Marie Kirk of Clinton Township, MI and Aimee Michele Belvin and husband, Frank, of Poquoson, VA; one brother, Alan Morningstar of FL; two sisters, Carol Czernowski and Diane Zablowski, both of Richmond, MI; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Weymouth Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Jack Penny. Interment will follow in the Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Smithfield Christian Church, 183420 Battery Park Road, Smithfield, VA 23430. Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.