Mr. Leroy Smith, 62, of Cannon, passed away Sunday afternoon, August 29, 2021 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital. He was the son of the late Cecil and Bertha Gamble Smith born on October 11, 1958 at Cannon.
Leroy was a carpenter, mason and of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid UK basketball fan.
On November 24, 1979, he united in marriage with Patricia Lynn Barnard and to this union two children were born.
Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Patricia Lynn Smith of Cannon; two beloved children, Bridget Smith and Derick Smith and wife, Ashley, all of Cannon; five sisters, Loretta Mills and husband, Shelby, of Woollum, Carolyn Sizemore of London, Prudie Faye Smith and husband, Elvis, of Crane’s Nest, Betty Mills and husband, Rick, of Cannon and Nella Napier of Richmond; two brothers, Glen Smith and wife, Rebecca, and Herschel Smith and wife, Katherine, all of Woollum; a treasured grandson, Landon Smith; a special little boy he loved as a grandson, Jaxson Messer; among other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Friday, September 3 at 3 P.M. with Rev. David Barnard and Rev. Robert Rice officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Anderson Smith Cemetery at Woollum.
Casket bearers will be Eric Smith, Casey Smith, B. J. Messer, Josh Barnard, Jacob Barnard and Bob Blevins. Serving as an honorary bearer will be his nurse, Imogene Logan.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday between 6 and 8 P.M. and Friday prior to the funeral hour.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.