Lee Vernon Smith
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Mr. Lee Vernon Smith, 81, husband of Joan Adams Smith, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at Baptist Easley Hospital.
Born in Greenville, to the late Julius and Hazel Ward Smith, Lee graduated from Maudlin High School and afterwards, enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge, he returned home to work at Durham Life as an insurance sales manager, where he retired after twenty-five years of service. He went on to work as a security guard for Pinkerton for twenty years. Lee was a member of Landmark Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Treasurer and was a past teacher of the Junior Boys Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Gideon's and enjoyed any chance to be outdoors.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Wendell Smith (Melinda) of San Antonio, TX; a daughter, Teresa Porter (Kerry) of Pickens; three grandchildren, Hayley and Samantha "Sammy" Smith, and Meghan "Meggie" Porter; and a sister, Christine Smith Sloan of Greer.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Stephany Grace Porter; and two brothers, Adolph and Charles Smith.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 12:30 P.M. to 1:45 P.M. Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Landmark Baptist Church, 116 Landmark Court, Easley, SC 29640 or to the Meyer Center for Special Children, 1132 Rutherford Road, Greenville, SC 29609.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Teresa Porter.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.
Published in The Greenville News from June 17 to June 18, 2013