Tommy Leonard Smith Sr., 83 years old of age living in Hammond, Louisiana, passed away, Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Live Oak Village in Hammond.
He was born on Monday, October 7, 1929, in McKinney, Texas, son of the late Leonard G. Smith and Lillie May Massey Smith. He was a member of the United States Army and served in the Korean War from 1951-1953. He also had a 35 year career in the railroad industry beginning with the Kansas City Southern Line Railroad Company, he was appointed in 1979 the first State of Louisiana Railroad Inspector. He ended his career with the Federal Railroad Administation in the late 90's. Mr. Smith was also a 32 degree Mason. Surviving are sons Tommy L. Smith Jr., daughter Neysa Smith Gremillion and son, Darryl Smith and wife Sharon, 6 grandchildren and brother Tim Smith of Baton Rouge. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Mary Peggy Bueche of Bueche Louisiana. There was a service at Holy Ghost Catholic Church beginning @ 9:30 am Thursday, February 28 for family and friends. Mass wase held at Lakeland Catholic Church in Lakeland Louisiana on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Interment followed at the False River Memorial Cemetery. An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.