Leroy F. Smith, age 89, of Russellville, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran Hospital in Columbia.
He was born April 5, 1921, in Russellville, a son of John G. and Lydia B. Hiittenmeyer Smith. On August 4, 1945, in California, he married Nelda Scott, who preceded him in death February 22, 1993. On September 8, 1994, he married Osie "Neva" Proctor Hogg, who preceded him in death February 26, 2007. Leroy was a 1940 graduate of Russellville High School. He was an Army veteran, serving his country in the European Theatre during World War II. He was a lifelong farmer. Leroy was a longtime member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church near Russellville, where he was Sunday School Superintendent and a teacher for many years. He currently was a member of the Enon Baptist Church near Russellville. Survivors include six children: Dale (Linda) Smith, Jefferson City, Dennis (Lee) Smith, Russellville, Barbara (Garry) Crocker, Russellville, Darrel (Helen) Smith, Mary's Home, Darwin (Beverly) Smith, Russellville, and Brenda (Joe) Eickhorst, Russellville; son-in-law, Frank Procter, Olean; several brothers-and sisters-in-law, 18 grandchildren, 36 great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Leroy was also preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Beverly Procter. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 28, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Route AA near Russellville. Interment, with military funeral honors, will be in Enloe Cemetery west of Russellville. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 27, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Russellville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Enon Baptist Church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, or the charity of the donor's choice. www.scrivner-morrow.com
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