Dewey L. Smith

Born: Thu., Feb. 5, 1931
Died: Thu., Mar. 19, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Mar. 21, 2020
Location: Waters Cemetery

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 21, 2020
Location: Waters Cemetery

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Mr. Dewey Leston Smith, age 89, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday evening (3/18/20) at Harborview Pierce County following an extended illness.

Born February 5, 1931 in Blackshear, he was a son of the late Paul and Lessie Moody Smith.  He was a lifelong resident of Pierce County and was a veteran, having served in the US Army.  He had worked as the Parts Manager for Waters Ford but was retired as the longtime Parts Manager for Dixon Ford Tractor in Blackshear.

He enjoyed attending area churches, including Southgate Baptist Church, Youmans Chapel Baptist Church, and Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was a regular patron of McDonald’s and Burger King and enjoyed visiting with his friends during meal times.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Barrs Smith; 3 brothers, A.C. Smith, Olen Smith, and Donahue Smith; and a nephew, Wayne Riggins.

Survivors include his sister, Eloise Riggins Johnson (husband Billy) of Blackshear; 1 brother, Paul Monroe Smith of San Antonio, TX; nieces and nephew, Darlene Smith (husband Reggie)of Waycross, Patricia Tyson (husband David) of Blackshear, Charlene Riggins (Mike Purvis) of Blackshear, and Kevin Riggins (wife Jennifer) of Waycross; several great nieces and nephews; and many friends and other relatives.

A graveside funeral service will take place Saturday morning (3/21/20) at 11 AM at Waters Cemetery with Rev. Joe Thigpen officiating.

 The family will receive friends at the cemetery one hour prior to the service.

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Julie Gold
   Posted Thu March 19, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Mr Dewey at Blackshear McDonald’s, during my time there as the General Manager. I always looked forward to his visits and to our chats. He always had a kind word and sweet smile for everyone. I told him that I had claimed him as my adopted granddaddy, and when he would come in with his cane some days, I would tease him for being armed and dangerous, and we would just laugh and laugh. He will be missed. Very much.

Mindie Schmidt
   Posted Thu March 19, 2020
Mr. Dewey was one of my favorite customers at circle k. I will always remember his smile and his jokes. He will forever have a place in my heart. My condolences to his family.

Robin Carr
   Posted Thu March 19, 2020
I met Mr.Dewey at McDonalds in Blackshear. We saw him everyday. He always made us laugh. He was a sweet man. He will be very missed. I called him "Meanness". He was a mess. We al loved him.

Diane Dean
   Posted Thu March 19, 2020
Mr. Smith was a very sweet man. My husband and I met him at Lowes one day, never knew he was from Blackshear and we talked a long time that day. After that, we always seen him in Blackshear and was a pleasure to talk too. He will be missed. 💔

Lessie Marie Peterson
   Posted Thu March 19, 2020
I so sorry for your loss. I met Mr. Dewey when I work at McDonald's in Blackshear. He was a very sweet and friend person. Who I always enjoyed seeing. He could made me laugh and smile no matter what kind of day I was having. He was loved by many and will be miss beyond belief. Praying for the whole Smith family. Love always Mr. Dewey your friend Lessie Marie Peterson.

Eve Purcell
   Posted Thu March 19, 2020
Mr. Dewey was a joy to know. Always a kind word and smile. Prayers for his family.

nelson e whitaker
   Posted Thu March 19, 2020
dewey was a long time friend, i had two names that i called him one was money man the other was romeo. in the latter days i would see parked at different places in town,his head would be slumped over and i would stop and check on him, say i'm all right just reading my bible. he was a great man and friend and will sorely missed.

Jaime Howard
   Posted Fri March 20, 2020
I originally met Mr. Dewey when i worked at carters. And I continued to see him and talk to him when i went to McDonald's. He is the sweetest man and always had a tale about his life. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

Simon Tompkins
   Posted Fri March 20, 2020
I just heard the news today of Uncle Dewey's passing. Having grown up on Aunt Margaret and Uncle Dewey's farm in the 70s and 80s, it seems like an end of an era. I'm glad my wife and boys had the opportunity to meet him on his farm some years ago. The farm had changed a great deal, but that is life. He will be missed. My family sends our condolences to Uncle Monroe, Aunt Eloise, and the rest of his family.

Bishop & Mrs. R.B.Gaskins
   Posted Fri March 20, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. We came to Blackshear 27 years ago to pastor the Living River Church. He was one of the first people we got to know (outside of some church attenders). He was such a delight to know. Always ready to talk and laugh. He will be missed. His mansion in Heaven is certainly incredible. He deserves it.

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