He was born Aug. 18, 1934, to Oliver and Lillie Kelley Smith of Coker Creek.
He moved to Cleveland 60 years ago to build a loving, happy life with family and friends. He was a retiree from Jackson Mfg. Co. after many years of service.
While at Jackson, he formed many cherished friendships.
He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, a short 15 months ago; his parents; three brothers: Earl, Austin and Elmo Smith; two sisters-in-law; and mother-in-law Lola D. Evans, whom he loved dearly and she returned that love in abundance.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving son, Stacy D. Smith; brothers-in-law: Jimmy (Wanda) Evans, and Gary (Teresa) Evans; sister-in-law: Brenda Evans; nieces: Mamie Sue Witt and Megan Antuna (AJ); nephew, Barry (Jennifer) Evans; great-nieces and nephew: Lola and Jaxson Antuna and Brenley Evans; they loved him so, called him “Paw-Paw Lenny”; and special friends: H. C. and Chris Ledford, who brought him his favorite foods and blessed him with their friendship.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. in Cleveland Christian Church.
The Rev. Guinn Green will conduct the graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Old Coker Creek Cemetery in Monroe County.
Pallbearers will be Rick Houlk, Alex Lawson, Andrew Lawson, A. J. Antuna and honorary pallbearer, Jaxson Antuna.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland Christian Church, 3448 Davis Circle N.W., Cleveland, TN 37312.
Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com
Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox, family owned and operated.