Leo K. Smith Friday, October 16, 1931 - Saturday, June 10, 2017

Leo K. Smith, 85, of Berrien Springs passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville and is home with his Lord, whom he loved and served.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs, with Rev. Mary Shawl-Ranke officiating.  Friends may visit from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Berrien Springs.  Memorials may be made to Hanson Hospice Center, 4382 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville, MI 49127.  Online messages may be left at www.allredfuneralhome.com.

Leo was born October 16, 1931 in Pomeroy, Ohio and married to Stannie for six years.  He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.  He was always thinking of others.  He enjoyed woodworking and cooking.

His first wife, Jean Zahl Smith, preceded him in death.  He is survived by his wife, Stannie; four daughters and two sons: Betty Urso of Benton Harbor, Barbara McGuckin of Apple Valley, California, Pamela Smith of Benton Harbor, Eugenia Smith-Miller of Benton Harbor, Sam Smith of Antwerp, Ohio, and Kenneth Smith of San Diego, California; and four grandchildren.

 

June 14, 2017, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday

Allred Funeral Home, 212 South Main Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

June 14, 2017, 11 a.m. Wednesday

Allred Funeral Home, 212 South Main Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Leo and his lovely wife were our neighbors across the street when we lived in Berrien Springs - he had a great sense of humor and was a man who respected and loved nature as evidenced by the deer who would frequent his back yard. Condolences to the family and his sweet wife.

Goodbye old friend, I'm sure that you will be loved and respected in heaven just like you were here on earth. You will always be my role model and mentor

when it comes to how to treat people and how to always strive to do whats right.

To the Smith family . When I count my blessings I will always think of my good friend Leo Smith.Enjoyed the fellowship we shared at Second Baptist church. Just the other day was thinking about those apples he used to give me. Your family is in my deepest thoughts and prayers. May God bless you. Love Cansada Beck.

Leo is a good man.  The first time I met and knew him was in June 1986 when he was a Shift Manager at the Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman.  I remembered his smile and how soft when he spoken.  God always be with you Leo.  My condolences for the family.

I am saddened to hear of Leo's passing and offer my condolences and prayers to his family and friends. I worked for Leo when I started at Cook plant back in 1975 on 'B' shift and always respected and looked up to him for his wisdom and down to earth gentle ways. It was my privelege to get to know him and work with him for many years. Leo touched a lot of lives in a very positive way. Rest In Peace Leo.

Dear Daddy,
I want to say what a privilege and honor it was to be your daughter. You were very much a giving soul. You poured out your love too many.
I am glad I chose to stay local and be a very special part of your life. I would not trade it for anything in this world. I will miss you greatly and I know I will cry for you. But I do have the memories that we share. I am thankful these last 3 weeks that I was able to be at your side until the very end. I am thankful that you got to come to Hospice Hanson Center Getting the best care you could have. To be comfortable as possible.
Daddy I thank you for being who you were .You will always be reachable in my heart. I am glad I could help care for you to the end. At your side along with Kaitlyn, singing Jesus loves me yes Jesus loves me.Forever ALWAYS remembering your LOVE.
Betty Jane

Leo was a good friend and a wonderfull boss. I worked with him and a lot of other swell guys and galls for 30 years. Leo was allways there to guide and mentor me. I was planning to visit him again when I saw the obiturary in the papper.  I looked up to him as a Christian man and a friend. 

 

I remember working with Leo at the Cook Plant many many years ago.  He always had a smile on his face - and I remember his "silver" lunchbox that he always used to carry. 

Stannie, I feel your loss and will be praying for you in the days ahead.  Remember the Psalmist's words in Psalm 121:1  "Where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth."

Dear Smith Family,

We send our love and condolences to each and every one!  Leo was a wonderful person and John, Carrie & I will never forget all the special times we spent with the Smith family in MI - it was always fun and you always made sure we had a good time!  I know Jeannie and Leo are both with the Lord whom they served faithfully and someday we can join them when our race down here is done.  Betty, Barb and Sam - just want you to know we will always love you and never forget what special kids you were when we came up every year!!! Keeping all of you close in thought and in my prayers!

Hugs,

Sue, John & Carrie

Sue, John & Carrie,

Thank you for your kind words!  I also have such great memories of you when we came to visit or you were in Berrien Springs.  How time flys but friendships remain!  Someday we should reconnect!  

Blessings,

Sam