DUNN — Leroy Smith Jr., 72, of 107 Sunset Drive, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

DUNN — Leroy Smith Jr., 72, of 107 Sunset Drive, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

He was born in Havelock and was a veteran of the Navy. He served as pastor of the Trinity and St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Zion churches.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cape Fear Conference A Headquarters, 25 Beaver Road, Erwin. Burial will be Tuesday at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Bragg with military honors.

He is survived by his wife Betty Smith of the home; eight children, Cathy Smith of Memphis, Cynthia Nance of Fayetteville, Ronnie McNair of Goldsboro, Lester Hollins and Betty Hollins of Dunn, Karen Scott of Selma, and Johnnie Hollins Jr. of Clayton; one brother, Wilbert Smith of Havelock; one sister, Mary Dunn of Raleigh; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be held 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at Dafford Funeral Home, Dunn.