Leslie Smith

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 5, 2009

Leslie Earle Smith, 70, a native of Chilton County and longtime resident of Prattville, died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Prattville Memorial with Dr. Travis Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Prattville Memory Gardens with Prattville Memorial Chapel directing.
Mr. Smith proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of Isabella High School, Class of 1956; a graduate of Auburn University, earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering; and a graduate of Georgia Tech, earning a master’s degree in environmental engineering.
He was very active in the community and served on the Board of Directors of Autauga Academy and as president of the local chapter of the Rotary Club. His professional career spanned many years with the State of Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Because of his passion for helping people, particularly in the area of providing water to rural communities in Alabama, he opened his own practice as a private engineering consultant known as L.E. Smith Consulting Engineer. Following retirement, he continued to work as a consultant with Larry Speaks and Associates and Montgomery.
He was also known and loved as a devoted husband, father, son and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Garland Bryon Smith.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann Smith; one daughter and son-in-law, Teri and Jason Roe; five grandchildren, Zach Sigmon, Carson Sigmon, Katon Roe, Jaxon Roe and Paisley Roe; his mother, Laverta Smith; and several extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Prattville, 138 Washington St., Prattville, AL 36067.
The family will receive friends at Prattville Memorial Chapel on Saturday morning one hour prior to his service from 10-11 a.m. To express an online condolence, please visit www.prattvillememorial.com.