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Leonard Smith  Jr.

Leonard Smith Jr.

Thursday January 26th, 1950 - Thursday November 26th, 2020
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Leonard Edward Smith, Jr., 70, departed this life on November 26, 2020. He entered this life January 26, 1950. He was born in Chattanooga, TN to the union of Leonard Edward Smith, Sr. and Thelma (Lewis) Smith, both deceased.

Leonard was a graduate of Howard High School in the class of 1968. He served in the U.S. Army. He also served in the National Army Reserve for more than twenty years. He was a graduate of the former McKenzie College in 1977. He was a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church where he served as an usher. He retired from Dixie Industry.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents and his eldest sister, Cynthia Jean Smith. He was a devoted to his wife, Carline (Powell) Smith for forty-five years. He was a loving father to his four daughters, Ronda and Varnessa Smith, Adrian and Racquel Lawrence . He was the grandfather of one granddaughter, Chyna Lawrence.

He is survived by sisters, Josclyn Shabazz, and Pamela (Norman) Robbins; brother, Ronald Eric (Priscilla) Smith, Sr. and youngest sister, Cathy Lynn (Clarence) Keys; aunts, Lillie Broadnax, Annie Ruth Jeffery, Barbara Ann Ross-Higgins, Wenda Faye Williams, Mary Alice Collier of Atlanta, GA; Lillian Keith Lewis of Atlanta, GA; Diana Lewis of Chicago, IL; an uncle, Maurice Smith of Los Angeles, CA; a host of cousins, several nephews and nieces, both grand and great; sisters and brothers-in-laws, and many friends.

A public viewing will be held 9:00 am โ€“ 1:00 pm Thursday, December 10, 2020 in the chapel followed by a 1:30 pm graveside service. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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Hardee's 58

Posted at 01:41pm
To Racquel Lawrence and family, with heartfelt condolences,from your Hardee's family. Rosalind, Lisa, El, James, Tiana, Dustyn, Jarek, Layla,and Pat
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Loretta Nunn

Posted at 11:50am
To Leonardโ€™s family words cannot express the pain in our hearts for this lost. He was such a joy to be around and love to have fun. You will be in my prayers in the days ahead.
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Adrianne Lawrence

Posted at 09:13am
My Dada,
My father was the most loving, caring person I've ever know he was sweet and kind and always made me smile, and he made me proud to be his oldest daughter , my heart bleeds because I can not see him or hug him but it comforts me to know that he is hold and well again in the hands of the Lord ๐Ÿ™ and with that begining said I know he is safe and loved , Dada I will carry you in heart as long as I live and I will always love you from my heart to yours.
Never for Gotten โค๏ธ2โค๏ธ
Adrianne
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Pat Underwood Williams

Posted at 01:10pm
Howard High 1968 graduate
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HENRIETTA ERSKINE

Posted at 06:01pm
HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY.MAY GOD CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN EACH OF YOU DURING THIS TRANSITION.- ELDER HENRIETTA ERSKINE ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ
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