In memory of
Dallas – Leonard Carlton Smith, 87, passed away peacefully January 15, 2020 at the Robin Johnson House surrounded by loved ones.
He was born in Gaston County on January 17, 1932 to the late John D. and Dicie Huggins Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Belinda "Lynne" Sizemore.
Leonard was a member of Salem Baptist Church, Lincolnton. Leonard was former choir director for many years at Hardin Baptist Church prior to becoming a member at Salem Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force Korean Conflict veteran and was with the National Guard for over 8 years. He retired as an electrician with Plantation Pipeline with over 42 years of dedicated service.
Left to cherish his memories includes his loving wife of 66 years, Evelyn Moore Smith; his children, Randy (Cindy) Smith, Patti (David) White, son-in-law, Les Sizemore; brothers, Clyde (Rachel) Smith, Doug (Pat) Smith, Danny (Carmen) Smith, sisters, Madeline (Thales) Davis, Carol Koontz; Seven grandchildren, Wendi (Jesse) Foreman, Danielle (Russell) Moore, Lindsey (Brian) Connolly, Lisa (Adam) Gee, Karen (Lee) Smith, Michaela and Kasie White and great grandchildren, Grant, Aidan, Joshua, Layla, Emma Kate, and Evelyn.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m., Saturday prior to the Celebration of Life Service at 3:00 p.m., at Salem Baptist Church with Reverend Mark Hovis officiating.
Interment will be at Hardin Community Baptist Church Cemetery with releasing of the doves.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Robin Johnson House, Gaston Hospice, Post Office Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.
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