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Leon Smith was born to the late Sylvia Smith and Ananias Adkins on April 28, 1956, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He departed this earthly life on Friday, February 14, 2020, at Vidant North Hospital, the former Halifax Regional Hospital, in Roanoke Rapids.
He was raised and educated in the public schools of North Carolina, New Jersey, and Washington, DC. At a young age, Leon accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he also gained his first job delivering newspapers at the age of eleven. As a teenager, he worked at a carryout after school and helped take care of his sisters without ever
Leon joined the United States Army in 1976, and after being honorably discharged from the service, he continued his education and received an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture from Halifax Community College in Weldon, North Carolina.
Leon was kindhearted, compassionate, and a people person who always put others first before himself. He enjoyed watching sports on TV, especially his favorite football team, The Green Bay Packers.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, February 21, 2020, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home in Littleton, NC. Rev. Tommy Arrington will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery, Davie School Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC. A viewing will be held from 1:00 P.M. until the funeral hour.