Leon E. Dunsmore

August 5, 1925September 17, 2010

Dunsmore, Leon E., of Powell, entered God’s presence on Friday, September 17, 2010. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Powell. Retired from Foote Mineral with more than 30 years of service. A World War II Veteran, he served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine Hicks Dunsmore; daughter, Kathy Crawford; brother, Roger Dunsmore. Survivors include his wife Velma Dunsmore, son, Dennis Dunsmore and wife, Sandra; daughter, Terri Lakin and husband, Steve; son-in-law, Larry Crawford; grandchildren, Denise Swain and husband Al, Lesli Crawford, Chad Crawford and wife Heather, Jeremy Crawford and wife Cheryl, Jonathan Lakin and wife Brooke, Jessica Michaels and husband Jeff; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Rector Dunsmore; sisters, Vandella Smith, Geraldine Richardson, several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel, Monday, from 6pm until the 8pm Funeral Service, Pastor Phil Jones officiating. We will meet in Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Tuesday, at 10:45am for 11am interment service; Military Honors by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Powell, 7706 Ewing Road, Powell, TN 37849. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 865-689-8888. Condolences may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Monday, September 20, 2010
  • Interment Service Tuesday, September 21, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, September 20, 2010

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Craig Alleman

September 21, 2010

On behalf of the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard, and the Tennessee Army National Guard, thank you for inviting us to serve your family in giving well-deserved Full Military Honors for our veteran brother, LEON E. DUNSMORE. It's because of him and people like him that we continue to be a free nation, one nation under God. God Bless, guide, and protect all of your family, in Jesus name, Amen.
Chaplain Craig Alleman, USAF
Commander, East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard

Ronnie Smothers

September 21, 2010

I thank God for for giving me the opportunity of knowing and working with Leon at Foote Mineral in New Johnsonville. I remember Leon as being dedicated and being a Christian. I know he will be missed. Our prayers are with you during this time.

Paul & Judy Trotter

September 20, 2010

Teri/Mrs. Dunsmore - Our prayers are with you during this time. We can rejoice to know that Mr. Dunsmore and our mother, Juanita, are in the loving arms of Lord right now. I know both mother and daddy thought a lot of Mr. Dunsmore.

Greg,Denise&Ashley Edmonds

September 20, 2010

We are thinking of you all and praying for God's peace and love for you during this time.

Marston & Becky Logan

September 20, 2010

We are sorry to hear of Mr. Dunsmore's passing. He loved and served his God, his family, and his country with dedication, and now his Christian values live on through the lives of his children and their families. We thank God for Mr. Dunsmore's life and for the lasting legacy that he leaves. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this time. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalms 116:15

Marston & Becky Logan (Heather Logan Crawford's parents)

Noell Lewis

September 20, 2010

We are thinking of you and your family. Mr. and Mrs. Dunsmore are near and dear to our hearts, and we will miss Mr. Dunsmore. He was a pleasure to work with.

Jean Beam

September 20, 2010

Velma, I didn't have the opporunity to know Leon very well but have been blessed to know you. My prayers are with you now.

Kim & Anthony Brewer

September 20, 2010

Miss Me -- But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little--but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me--but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me--But Let me Go!

Terri & Steve Jon & Brooke Jessica & Jeff
May the Lord give you peace & comfort mercy & grace to sustain you in the difficult days ahead. Anthony & I will keep you in our prayers.

Kim & Anthony Brewer

Evangelist Jacquline McClellan

September 20, 2010

Mrs. Velma I am sadden to hear of Mr. Dunsmore's passing. I pray you will be comforted by God's grace. I think of you and miss seeing you. You two are special people. I remember the first time I meet you. You all were so happy. Please call any time. I still have the same number. Much love. Jackie

LInda Green O'Dell

September 19, 2010