Services were held for Leo Smith Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Hilliard Funeral Home with Bro. Byron Howard officiating. He was laid to rest at Union Chapel Cemetery.
Leo Garland Smith was born May 29, 1923, in Garden Valley, Texas. He had been a resident of Lindale for 14 years and was a member of Central Baptist Church. He served in the US Army and owned and operated a paint and body shop for many years.
Mr. Smith passed away at the age of 98 on June 4, 2021, in Van. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Kennedy Smith; daughter, Sherry McMurray; parents, Homer and Myrtle Brawley Smith; brothers, Ralph Smith, Alvin Smith, and Billy Smith and sisters, Mildred Hudgens and Aleene Lewis.
Survivors include his children, Linda Hardwick and Phil Smith; sister, Elouise Clower; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.