Mt. Vernon Register-News

January 19, 2013

Larry Schmidt


MT. VERNON — — Lawrence “Little Larry” Schmidt, Jr., 48, of Mt. Vernon, died 9:23 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the home of his friends in Benton.

He was born Thursday, July 9, 1964, in St. Louis, son of Lawrence Montgomery Schmidt, Sr. and Paula Sue (Klissel) Schmidt.

Little Larry worked construction until his health failed. He loved playing pool, riding his bike, scrapping junk, foosball and handball. He had many friends and according to his close friend Mandy, he was one of the greatest men she’d ever known and she wishes for him to rest easy and peaceful.

He is survived by his sister, Dawn Akin of McLeansboro; niece, Steveny Brockman of McLeansboro; and special friend, Renee Anderson of Mt. Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In honor of his wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no formal funeral service. The Schmidt family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Schmidt family and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.