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WILLIAMSBURG - Leslie Harrison Smith passed away March 5, 2013 at his home in Williamsburg. The son of the late Leslie Smith Sr. and Carolyn Wheeler Smith, he was born in Birmingham, Ala., March 20, 1935. He served in the Army from 1957 to 1960 in the Tidewater area of Virginia. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1962 with a BS in commerce and business administration. Afterwards he joined Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala. There Smith was the designer of the first inpatient computer program for use in hospitals and marketed nationally by IBM in the 1970s. He retired in 1992 from Druid City Hospital after 31 years of service. After moving to Williamsburg in 1994, he served on the vestry at both St. Matthews Anglican Catholic Church in Newport News, VA and St. Marks Anglican Church. He was a long time volunteer at Colonial Williamsburg giving garden tours as a master gardener. He was also an avid woodworker. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Lucy Tylee Smith. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth A Smith, whom he married in 1955. He is also survived by his brother, Wheeler Smith, and his wife Lynn of Birmingham, Ala; his daughter Elizabeth Liles of Charlotte, NC; grandson Thomas Harrison Smitherman and wife Valerie of Bergen, Norway; granddaughter Lucy Tylee Goble and husband Justin of Durham, NC; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Nelson Funeral Home Thursday March 7, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Marks Anglican Catholic Church, 1761 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA 23185.
Published in Daily Press on Mar. 6, 2013
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