Leonard Washington Smith, 74 of Mechanicsville (Oakville) MD, was born on November 9, 1939 in Morganza, Maryland, to the late Joseph Washington Smith and Margaret Theresa (Dyson) Smith. The Lord called Leonard home the early morning hours of Saturday, November 8, 2014.Leonard, known to some as “Tip Easy” attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Morganza, MD. He also attended Banneker High School that was located in Loveville, MD. He pursued most of his educational, social and spiritual endeavors in St. Mary’s County. Leonard was employed with the St. Mary’s Board of Education as a custodian at Chopticon High School. He retired in 2001 from the Board of Education after 31 years of service. He was also employed with True Value (Mattingly’s) in Leonardtown, MD for a few years before going into full retirement.Leonard was a long time and active member of St. Matthews Free Gospel Church, located in Hollywood, MD. He was known as a strong prayer warrior and was always willing to provide support whenever it was needed. He served as church usher for a time and was a member of the Brotherhood ministry where he participated in activities such as Christmas in April.Leonard was reared in a large family with little means, but when he grew up and started working he appreciated the money he had earned and spent it frugally. He enjoyed having company and conversing with family and friends. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching baseball and football games. In his spare time you would find Leonard studying the Word of God. Leonard leaves to cherish his memory, two brothers, James Walter Smith, and Thomas Maurice Smith; three sisters; Agnes Theresa Smith, Mary Alethia Swann, and Margaret Louise Brown (Elmer); and one brother-in-law, Elmer Brown, Jr. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas Marshall Smith, Joseph Edward Smith, Charles Alexander Smith, and Xavier Murphy Smith, and three sisters, Charlotte Core Lee Smith, Sarah Regina Nelson, and Veronica Marie Brawner.Family will unite with friends on Friday, November 14, 2014 for visitation at 9:00 am until time of service at 10:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment to follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.