Lee James Smith, 89, a resident of Charleston, passed away at his home Monday, March 17, 2014, surrounded by his family.
He was born on June 18, 1924, to the late Harris and Leola Smith.
He was a lifelong resident of this area and was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Boanerges Baptist Church for the past 30 years. He loved being outdoors, gardening, taking care of farm animals and birds.
In addition to his mother and father, he is preceded in death by one son, Michael Lee Smith; one grandson, Shane Lee Smith; three brothers: Ed Smith, G.W. Smith, and Milburn Smith.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 65 years, Evelyn Smith; son, Ronnie Smith; daughter, Marilyn Denise Smith; three grandchildren: Chris Smith (Angela), Jason Smith (Brandy), and Whitney Mieseler, and three great-grandchildren: Harrison Smith, Maddie Smith, and Gracie Smith.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at Boanerges Baptist Church, Boanerges Church Road in Old Fort with the Rev. David Disney and the Rev. Charles Chethem officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the church.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Lee or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Smith family with these arrangements.