American Veteran 02

Eugene Leon Smith, Sr.

August 17, 1927 ~ November 26, 2021 (age 94)


Eugene Leon Smith Sr., 94, of Danville, formerly of Campbellsville, Kentucky, son of late William Everett Smith and Ethel Grigsby Smith, was born August 17th, 1927, in Washington County and departed this life on Friday, November 26th, 2021, at Landmark Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Danville. 

He professed his faith in Christ and was a member of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church. 

He united in marriage to Betty Lou Guenther on December 24th,1951, and she preceded him in death on September 22nd, 2017. 

Eugene was a veteran of WWII having served his country in the United States Army. He obtained a Post Graduate degree and worked as a guidance counselor in the school system. He was also a Baptist minister pastoring at various churches. 

He is survived by one son and one daughter: Leon Smith and wife, Karen of Russellville, Ky and Norma Wheeler and husband, Bobby Joe of Danville. 

Four grandsons: Brian Wheeler and wife, Nicole of Danville; Steven Wheeler and wife, Heather of Danville; Aaron Smith and wife, Heather of Springfield; and Tyler Smith and wife, Taylor of Reston, VA. 

Eight great-grandchildren.

One sister and three brothers: Rebecca Bennett and husband, Bob of Harrodsburg; Nathaniel Smith and wife, Betty of Charlestown, IN; Kenny Smith of Henryville, IN; and Finace Smith and wife, Cindy of Georgetown, IN.

Along with a host of many relatives and friends. 

Eugene was preceded in death by five brothers and seven sisters: Gladys Coulter, Calvin Smith, Veneta Burns, Olena Brickner, Hedger Smith, Alma Brown, Marnie Smith, Lottie Combs, Glenn Smith, Sandra Scott, and Victorine Smith. 

VISITATION: Monday, November 29th, 2021, from 9am – 11am EST at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church in Campbellsville. 

FUNERAL: Monday, November 29th, 2021, at 11 am EST at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.  

Burial to follow at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. The service will be officiated by Bro. Dave Walters. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for expressions of sympathy be taken in the form of Gideon Bibles and Hosparus of Green River and can be made at the funeral home.  

The staff of Auberry Funeral Home would like to thank the family for entrusting us with the care and arrangements of Mr. Eugene Leon Smith Sr, at our funeral home.  May God bless you during this difficult time.  


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November 29, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lowell Avenue Baptist Church

Funeral Service
November 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Lowell Avenue Baptist Church

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