Obit: Leonard Smith

Obit: Leonard Smith

April 11th, 2019 in Obituaries
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LYERLY — Leonard Smith, 88, of Dogwood Circle, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2019, at his residence. Born in Menlo, Ga., on Aug. 7, 1930, he was a son of the late Robert (Bob Lee) Smith and Lula Truman Smith Pinion. Mr. Smith was a member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War (Leonard was assigned stateside and did not go to Korea), was retired Post Master of the Lyerly Post office, and was a member of Lyerly Lodge #338 F. & A.M. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, the late Betty Marie Harrison Smith; parents; 10 siblings, Robert Lee Smith, Jr., Harold Bayne Smith, Elsie Louise Smith- Daniel, Vivian Marie Smith, Jasper Leon Smith, Wilburn Edwin Smith, Georgia Beatrice Smith, William Lawrence Smith, Betty Laura Smith, Evelyn Delores Smith. Surviving are nieces and nephews, Barbara Massey Reece, Kelly and Jeff Floyd, Grace, Sophie, Leighanne, Noah, and Jesse; Barbara Daniel, Bruce and Stephanie Daniel, Grant and Garvin; Linda and Brian Guthrie, Danny, Amber, Dustin, Ian, and Ryan; Debbie and Phil Rich, Billy, Jenny, Jimmy, and Jonathon; Eddie and Jerri Massey, Vanessa, Lee, C.E., Zaidee, and Sammy; Brad and Beth Harrison, Carol Taylor, Dianne Smith, Greg Harrison, Jean Harrison, and Paul Harrison. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13, at 3 p.m. from the Oak Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Gillespie and Rev. Phil Rich officiating, with Lyerly Lodge #338 F&AM rendering Masonic rites, interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, with military honors by American Legion Shanklin Attaway Post #5 of Rome. Active Pallbearers Dan Waycaster, Ken Reynolds, Eddie Massey, Gregory Harrison, Lee Massey, C.E. Massey, Noah Floyd, Jesse Floyd, Sophia Floyd, and Grace Floyd; Honorary Pallbearers Cherly Black, Emily Lowe, Debbie Yarbrough, Duane Yarbrough, John Peace, Cecil Reynolds, Ronnie Winters, David Holt, Kristi Holt, Tina Patterson, David Gardner, Floyd Home Health Care, and Lyerly Lodge #338 F&AM. Mr. Smith will be in state at his residence #175 Dogwood Circle, off Oak Hill Road, Lyerly, Ga., where the Family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday. Flowers or donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital are appreciated. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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