Services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday at Vision Baptist Church for Mr. Earnest "Poppa" Smith, 87, of Petal, MS.
He died Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Forrest General Hospital.
Interment will be in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Rites preformed by the VFW Post 3036 Honor Guard.
Mr. Smith was employed for 38 years with Komp Equipment Co. He was a Master Wood Craftsman. Mr. Smith was a longtime Deacon of Macedonia Baptist Church and a member and Deacon of Vision Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. William and Mary Clark and one sister, Peggy Sue Meadows.
He is survived by one son, Earnest Anthony Smith (Cynthia) of Petal, MS; one daughter, Rebecca A. Touchstone (Roger) of Petal, MS; 6 granddaughters, sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 PM Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home and beginning at 9:30 AM Wednesday at Vision Baptist Church.