Fredrick Leroy Smith

Published 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Aug. 21, 1931 – June 8, 2021

GLOSTER — Fredrick Leroy Smith, 89, of the Buffalo Community near Woodville, MS, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021. He was born August 21, 1931, the son of the late Russell Smith and Ada Ashley Smith.

Mr. Leroy worked for the International Paper Company in Natchez, MS. for thirty-seven years and was President of the Buffalo Water Association for many years. He was a member of the Corinth Church of Christ, and avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Fredrick Leroy Smith Jr., and two brothers Malcolm Smith and Winfred Smith.

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Mr. Leroy is survived by his wife of 70 years, Sallie Carter Smith; two daughters Carol Ada Smith Selman and Linda Irene Smith Bumpus; son Edward Lamar Smith and wife Valinda; grandchildren, Cassie Jo Saggus, Danielle Marie Ramsey, Amber Nicole Selman-Lynn, Lisa Bumpus Samples, Lori Bumpus, Sarah Elizabeth Case, and Emily Doyne Harrison;  nine great grandchildren; and one sister Shirley Jean Smith Williams.

Visitation will be Saturday June 12, 2021, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, MS. from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery near Crosby.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilkinson County Christian Academy or the charity of your choice.