Mr. Smith was a member of Rawls Springs Baptist Church. He served in the United States Navy, completing two tours in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW Post 3036, the American Legion, and the DAV (Disabled Veterans). His hobbies included traveling and CB Radios.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Marie Smith and eight brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Jean Smith of Hattiesburg; one daughter, Denise Joy Schwingle of Petal; one son, Dennis Jack (Samantha) Smith of Hattiesburg; four grandchildren, Kristen (Jerry) Saxton, Laiken Smith, Andee Schwingle, and Tony (Casey) Schwingle; six great grandchildren, Riley Schwingle, Harley Schwingle, Jacob Schwingle, Mason Saxton, Riley Saxton and Chandler Saxton.