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Mr. Wilford Leonard Smith

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“I am so very sorry for your loss. Mom and Dad (Sue and Bill Hogue) loved Leonard so much. Wish I had known sooner, David Hogue and I would have been...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Deborah Branch - Euless, TX

“I have been friends with Leonard for over 50 years. Never have I had a better friend. so many memories of softball tournments the many fishing trips....Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Johnny Stevens - Azle, TX

“Sorry for your loss. Talked Leonard a few times thru the years. My dad Jimmy Harrison considered him a dear friend and he always repeated stories...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Michael Harrison - Fort Worth, TX

“Leonard was a great umpire and a true gentleman. I was always happy if I got to the softball fields and Leonard was calling the game I was playing in...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Teddy Lamar - Roanoke, TX


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Mr. Smith was born on June 29, 1934 and passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Mr. Smith was a resident of Texas at the time of passing.

He was a 1952 graduate of Poly High School, Boxed in Golden Gloves from 1949 to 1958, served in the 49th Armored Division, and was employed from 1955 to 1976 with WBAP-TV Channel 5. Leonard retired after 41 years as Umpire-in-Chief for the City of Hurst Softball Program and was inducted into the following Halls of Fame: ASA National Inditatior Fraternity, H.E.B. Sports and T.A.A.F. He enjoyed softball, hunting, fishing, golf, and watching John Wayne movies.

Visitation: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Monday evening at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your local animal shelter or Meals on Wheels.

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