Retired Leesville City Court Judge Chris Smith III, 67, died Thursday, February 14, 2008. A 1964 graduate of Louisiana State University, he earned his juris doctor degree in 1967 from Loyola University School of Law. Smith entered into the practice of law in 1967 with the firm of Jackson and Wood. He took the Leesville City Court bench in 1979 and served there until his retirement in 2004. He served as president of the Thirtieth Judicial District Bar Association from 1974-1977, served as a member of the House of Delegates of the Louisiana Bar Association, 1976-1978, and was a member of the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1977-1979.