DANVILLE — Leon Bynon Smith, 89, of Neil Road, Danville, died Dec. 28, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 21, 1920, in St. Mary’s, W.Va., to the late Herbert Creed and Dorothy Rose (Kelly) Smith. Leon was retired having worked for B L Motor Freight for 35 years, the Danville Local Schools and Pinkerton Security. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the DAV in Mount Vernon and the Teamsters Union.
He is survived by five daughters, Kay (Roger) Sloan of Riverside, Joyce (Bob) Boling of Mount Vernon, Ann Smith of Apple Valley, and Jane Durbin and Sue Dunagan, both of Danville; a son, Jim (Barb) Smith of Danville; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn Clark of Jacksonville, Fla., and Betty Wallace of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a sister-in-law, Margie Smith of Knoxville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mattie (Thomas) Smith, whom he married July 25, 1941. She died Jan. 5, 2007. He was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Lee Smith; a grandson, David Durbin; a great-granddaughter, Ashley Taylor Mae Crowner; a son-in-law, David Dunagan; three sisters, Phyllis VanWinkle, Barbara Campbell and Dottie Lowery; and two brothers, John and Fred Smith.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Jan. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Union Hill Cemetery in Coshocton County with Pastor Jason Humble officiating. Graveside military services will be conducted by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danville Public Library, 512 S. Market St., Danville, OH 43014; or the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District (EKCJFD), P.O. Box 526, Danville, OH 43014.
The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling the arrangements; www.fischerfuneralhome.com.