Dr. Dewey Wesley Smith, Jr.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel for Dr. Dewey Wesley Smith, Jr., 83, of Hattiesburg, MS.
He passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Forrest General Hospital.
Dr. Smith was the pastor of Beacon Baptist Church and had faithfully served many churches over the span of 63 years. He was a graduate of MS College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Dr. Smith was known for having a great sense of humor and was famous for telling cajun jokes. He was always happy and optimistic in his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Wesley Smith, Sr. and Mary Cooper Smith and a sister, Helen Berry.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sylvia Smith of Hattiesburg, MS; two sons, Scott Smith (Sherry) of Crystal Springs, MS and Todd Smith (Dede) of Petal, MS; one daughter, Jennifer Allen (Ethan) of Hattiesburg, MS; one sister, Tye Chaney of Clinton, LA; six grandchildren, Zach Smith (Gabby), Kalee Moore (Clint), Zane Smith, Lily Allen, Blythe Allen, and Taylor Smith; four great-grandchildren, Presley Ann Smith, Grayson Moore, Benton Moore, and Opal Smith.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM Saturday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.