Larkin I. Smith (born June 26, 1944 in Poplarville, Mississippi; died August 13, 1989) was an American politician.
He served at various positions in the Pearl River County and then Harrison County police force, eventually becoming sheriff of Harrison County.
In 1988, Smith ran for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republicanfrom Mississippi's 5th District in the southern portion of the state after eight-term incumbent Trent Lott gave up the seat to make a successful run for the Senate. He defeated Democratic state senator Gene Taylor and took office on January 3, 1989. However, he died on August 13 in a plane crash near Gulfport. He was succeeded by Taylor in a special election.
He was married to Sheila Smith.
Preceded by: Trent Lott United States Representative for the 5th Congressional District of Mississippi 1989-1989 Succeeded by: Gene Taylor