Our Sincere Sympathy

Leroy Smith
May 5, 1915 - May 31, 2005
All of Leroy's Children attended Moss School

     Funeral services for Lamar resident, Leroy Smith, were held on Friday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at Hudson-Phillips Chapel in Holdenville, Oklahoma with James Branscum officiating.
     Mr. Smith was born May 5, 1915 in Van Buren, AR. to Monroe Jesse Smith and Winnie Rose (Cullum) Smith and died in Holdenville, Oklahoma on May 31, 2005 at the age of 90. He was raised in the Van Buren area and moved to Pecan Grove, north of Holdenville, as a teenager. In 1935 Mr. Smith moved to Lamar where he spent the remainder of his life. He played professional baseball from 1935 until 1936; he was paid $1 per day. Leroy married Sylvia Mae Goodson on June 4, 1939 in Horntown, Oklahoma and the couple began a lifetime of farming and ranching. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Lamar and enjoyed hunting, fishing and doing carpentry work.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Winnie (Cullum) Smith; brothers. Jack, Bun, Leon, William, Robert, Bill and Lee; two brothers-in-law, Sam Aldridge and Bill Foster; great grandchildren, Raelynn Smith, Russell Lee Smith and Sawyer Levi Smith.
     Survivors are his wife, Sylvia, of the home; two sisters, Mary Aldridge and Shirley Foster, both of Minneola, TX.; sons, Donald Smith of Henryetta and Douglas Smith of Texas; daughters, Connie and Bruce Bennett of Ada, Marilyn and Rowdy Kincade of Wewoka; three granddaughters, Brandi and Brian Adams of Seminole, Michelle and Terry Don West, and Kathy and Ken Bailey, all of Henryetta; five grandsons, Keith Kincade of Wewoka, Kevin and Laura Kincade of Seminole, Kerry and Jennifer Kincade of Wewoka, Lynn and Kristy Smith, and Brian and DeAnn Smith of Holdenville; 10 great granddaughters, Kassie, Katelyn, Kaliann, Kendell, Khanaa, Madison, Stevi and Elizabeth Ann Kincade, Gracie, Ava and Marin Adams and Angel and BryAnn Smith; six great grandsons. Chance Doty, Trey West, Kade and Kanon Bailey, Jackson Kincade and Cole Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
     Pallbearers were Mr. Smith's grandchildren, Brian and Lynn Smith, Keith, Kevin and Kerry Kincade, Brandi Adams, Michelle West and Kathy Bailey. Honorary bearers were Dick Low, Orville McKenzie, John Freeman, Lonnie Arthur, Donnie Smith, Howard Upchurch, Joel Freeman and Bill Pack.
     Interment was at Lamar Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.