Leonard H. Smith

Leonard Harold Smith, age 79, resident of Shannondale Nursing Home, Knoxville, passed away at 2:45 am on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Parkwest Medical Center. He was honorably discharged from United States Army. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Will & Geneva Smith; mother & stepfather, Frances S. & Dave MGhee; aunt & uncle, Mary Jean & Otis Hall; and great-aunt & great-uncle Lela & Troy Prater. He is survived by his daughter, Cinthia Fredericks; granddaughter, Niaka Lewis; step-sister, Clara “Inez” Stephens; devoted nephew, Jasper Pride; devoted cousins: Pamela A. Hall of Nashville and Otis L. Hall of Englewood, NJ; devoted friends: Debra Dailey, Faye McMillan, Grasha and “Bull” Goodman; and a host of other relatives & friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 4-4:30PM at Unity Mortuary with the Memorial Service to follow. The final resting place will be at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, East Gov. John Sevier Hwy on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2PM with military honors. A white dove release will conclude the services. Many thanks to staff at Shannondale Nursing Home.


2 Responses to “Leonard H. Smith”

  1. Jeff and Peggie Hodgson says:

    We have many warm memories of Leonard. When we would visit Peggie’s father, Willard, who also lived at Shannondale, Leonard would greet us and invite us to join him. We spent time sharing our stories and discussing all manner of things. Leonard was definitely one of our favorites.

  2. Beth Mullin says:

    I am sorry to hear of Mr. Smith’s passing. I met him last year at Shannondale while I was looking for a friend who had recently moved there. Having never been at Shannondale I was kind of lost and was just wandering around. Mr. Smith reached out to me and we struck up a conversation discovering that we both loved gardening. He showed me the raised garden beds that a scout troop had constructed for him and proudly showed me his pepper plants. Shortly after our first meeting I brought him three large pots of herbs to add to his garden and we sat in the sun visiting. I loved talking with him! He talked of his family and friends, his collection of photographs of them and his larger gardens of his pre-Shannondale life. He will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known him.

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