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Elmer Oren Smith

November 16, 1928 December 11, 2019
Elmer Oren Smith
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Funeral services for Elmer Oren Smith will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville with Reverend Mark Christian officiating. Burial will follow in the Hicks Pentecostal Church Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. A visitation time for the family and friends of Mr. Smith will be held at the church on Friday, December 13th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Elmer was born November 16, 1928 and passed away December 11, 2019 at the age of 91.

After he married, in 1948, he was drafted into the Air Force during the Berlin Blockaid. Once state side again, he and his bride moved to Houston for work. There, he attended night school to receive his journeyman and carpenters license. 17 years later, he returned to Vernon Parish to raise his family. After he obtained his state contractors license, he began building homes, businesses, and churches throughout the area.

Elmer was a man of God with unwavering faith who put his heart into his church and family. His daughter was the apple of his eye, and his son was his pride and joy. When he wasn't working, he loved to ride horses and hunt quail. He took great pleasure in raising and training his bird dogs.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Archie Smith and Dovie Louise Welch Smith; son, Ricky Smith; brothers, Oscar and Arlin Smith; and grandson, Benjamin Dewayne Smith.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 71 years, Inez Smith of Leesville, LA; daughter, Karla Wright of Leesville, LA; sister, Lois Bradley of Ball, La; grandchildren, Amber Wright Steele and husband Kevin Steele, Misty Akins, April Wright, Arika Wright and husband Mathew Treadway; great grandchildren, Kalie and Caleb Akins, Evan and Araya Steele, Lana and Shaun Treadway; and a host of extended family.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Steele, Evan Steele, Mathew Treadway, Archie Clark, Michael Smith, Heath Smith, Randy Brooks, and Thomas Allen Burns.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Brooks, James Wright Jr, Brain Marshall, Wayne Burns and Arthur Searcy.

The family would like to express special thanks to the team from Guardian Hospice out of Alexandria for their comfort and care.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

13

Dec

5:00 PM 12/13/2019 5:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 12/13/2019 9:00:00 PM
First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville

101 Nolan Trace
Leesville, LA 71446

First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville
101 Nolan Trace Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Funeral

Saturday

14

Dec

2:00 PM 12/14/2019 2:00:00 PM
First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville

101 Nolan Trace
Leesville, LA 71446

First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville
101 Nolan Trace Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hicks United Pentecostal Church Final Resting Place

3441 Hwy. 121
Leesville, LA 71446

3441 Hwy. 121 Leesville 71446 LA
United States
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