Mitchell Smith, 71, of Hattiesburg, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital. Funeral services will be on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Dixie Baptist Church with interment to follow at Dixie Community Cemetery.
Mr. Smith, a member of Dixie Baptist Church, was a Godly man who served his church, family, friends, and community whole-heartedly. Enlisting in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era, he served his country. Upon returning from his service, he continued his dad’s legacy, working as a brick mason. Owner of Smith Masonry and the backbone of Smith Hill Kennels, Mitchell Smith was a talented craftsman and avid dog hunter. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, T.J. and Onie Lea Smith; and his brother, Timmy Smith.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judy McMurry Smith of Hattiesburg; his sons, Brandon (Melissa) Smith of the Dixie Community, and T.J. (Paige) Smith of the Dixie Community; his grandchildren, Kaylee and Carson Smith; his sisters, Beverly (Sonny) Clark of Purvis, Brenda (Mike) Howell of Petal, and Vicki (Curtis) Howell of Petal; extended family, Scott (Shannon) Smith, Stuart Irby, and Scotty Ezell; and numerous nieces and nephews, along with countless young men that he impacted through his Christian service here on Earth.
A visitation will be held at Dixie Baptist Church from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020.