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Howard "Lee" Smith

August 13, 1958 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 61)


Mr. Howard “Lee” Smith, 61, of Sharpsburg, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born August 13, 1958 in Biloxi, MS, son of the late John Howard Smith and the late Sammie Joe Smith.   Mr. Smith made his living as a painter, before retiring in 2009 due to medical issues. He was affectionately known as “Cowboy” to his friends and family; and he will be truly missed by all. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Teena Kinney.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Patricia Smith; daughters, Shannon Hammonds (Tony), Brandie Woitena (Justin) and Ashley Massengale (Brad); grandchildren, Alyssa, Austin, Kalum, Briana and Coralee; sisters, Brenda Smith (Andrew) and Terri Conner (Scott); brother, Jerry Smith (Emily); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Wayne Settle officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.

Higgins Funeral Home Hillcrest Chapel is honored to serve the family of Howard “Lee” Smith, please visit www.hillcrestchapelcares to share your memories or leave a condolence message.

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February 3, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hillcrest Chapel

Funeral Service
February 3, 2020

1:00 PM
Hillcrest Chapel

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