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Death Notice

leroy coverLEROY SMITH III, at 67 years old, passed away just before dawn on Monday, February 3 2014. Leroy traveled the world.  Lived of late in University Park, IL. As a child and young adult he resided in Dixmoor, IL.

LEROY was born in Chicago on January 22, 1947 to Leroy Jr. and Bernice (Turner) Smith. (Both whom have proceeded him in death)

LEROY graduated from Thornton Township High School, Harvey, Il.  Years later he joined the United States Army.   As an active duty soldier, LEROY served many tours of duty to include; Ft Sill, OK., Wertheim Germany and in the Vietnam War.  A Veteran of the U S Army, he served honorably for 12 years and received 2 honorable discharges.

LEROY was a loving family man, marring Barbara (Jordan) (who proceeded him in death.)  While at Ft Sill, OK. he married Geraldine (Boatwright) where their union allowed him to become father to his 5 surviving children. Levar, Katrina, Calvin, LaWanda (Reginald), and LaTonya (Vondell).  Grandchildren Vertrice, Brandy, Xavier, Kamante, Erika, Shavon, Devon, Breanna, Elayna and Great Grandchildren.

LEROY is also survived by 6 brothers, James (Annette), Luther (Maria), Ronald (Linda), Norman (Deborah),   Nathan (Margaret) and Robert Sr. 1 sister, Elrita (Jamal).  Aunt Gwen (James), Uncle William along with a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and other Loving Family and Friends.

Services entrusted to LEAK AND SONS FUNERAL HOME,18400 Crawford Ave, Country Club Hills, IL  60478

Visitation services will be held, Monday, February 10, 2014, 6:00-9:00PM

Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Wake 10:00 AM—10:30 AM, Service 10:30AM—11:30AM

Internment immediately following at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery, Elwood IL

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