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Lanneau Lyde Smith

June 15, 1939 — March 16, 2024

Pinehurst

Lanneau Lyde Smith

Pinehurst- Lanneau Lyde Smith, 84, passed away peacefully after several years of bad health on March 16, 2024.

Funeral services will be 3:00PM, Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Leavitt Funeral Home.  He will be buried with his wife's family in the Bennett Family Cemetery in Wadesboro.

 The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Lyde was born in Marion, South Carolina to the late Ada MaCaskill Smith and Ernest Smith.  He graduated from Rockingham High School, attended Wingate College and currently lived In Pinehurst. NC .   He also served in the US Air Force for 4 years where he was an Aircraft Electrician and given the nickname "Smitty".  His entire career was with Eastern Airlines, the majority spent in their computer center in Miami, Florida.  After their retirement they moved to Pinehurst, NC to be close to his brother-in-law,  Hampton Williams.  Lyde loved golf and tennis and was very good at both of them.

 

He is survived by his wife Pauline (Polly) Williams, brother-in-law Dr. Richard Williams and several nieces and nephews.

   

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanette Smith Childress and brother, Ernest Ray Smith.

 

The arrangements and services are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro, NC

Online Condolences may be made at www.leavitth.com


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