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Leo Smith, 68, was glass maker

Leo Edward Smith, 68, of Macclenny died on Tuesday, September 25 at his residence following an extended illness. He was a native of Franklin, Iowa and resided in Jacksonville before moving to Macclenny 23 years ago. Mr. Smith was a glass maker for 15 years with Anchor Hocking Glass in Jacksonville, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a warm, loving person who never met a stranger.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by parents Casper Paul Smith and Wanda Hazel Davis Smith, son Johnny Smith, daughter Sonya Denise Smith, brother Paul Smith and sister Twana McGee.


He is survived by wife Charlotte of Macclenny; daughters Twalla Wasdin of Macclenny, Pam Smith of Jacksonville and Tammie Lamberson of Maryland; sons Jason Smith of Macclenny and Williams Lamberson of Virginia Beach; sisters Bonnie Mathis of Iowa City, IA, Maxine Yeggy of Chicago, Darline Allen of Louisiana and Donna Wenz of Arizona; brother Lorvale Smith of Jacksonville; five grandchildren and three-great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 am on Friday, September 28 at Jacksonville National Cemetery with Rev. Albert Starling, pastor of the Glen Friendship Tabernacle Church officiating. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

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