|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1944|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 2012|
The Delta Democrat Times, Monday, February 27, 2012
GREENVILLE – Funeral services for Dwight Smith, 67, of Greenville will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, Greenville. Dwight died Feb. 25, 2012, at his home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Greenville.
Dwight was born June 24, 1944, in Greenville to Lonnie Mack Smith and Inez Walker Smith. He grew up in Greenville where he attended school and graduated high school. In his junior year, he was the state high jumping champion in track and field. While stationed in Sandia Base, N.M., he was invited and participated in the tryouts for the Olympics in high jumping. Dwight enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was a military policeman for 15 years and he obtained the rank of Sgt. 1st Class. Dwight was a disabled Vietnam veteran. He also served with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He was awarded numerous commodations, awards and metals which included two Army Commodation medals.
After his tenure in the service, he went to work as a patrolman with the Greenville Police Department in Greenville. He later went to work as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service where he worked for 15 years. There he served as both a local and state union officer.
After four years of retirement, Dwight was employed as a Court Security Officer, Special Deputy U.S. Marshal with the U.S. Marshals Service. He worked with the Federal Courts for 13 years.
Dwight was an avid sportsman. He loved hunting, fishing, basketball and golf. He played football while in the service. He also played fastpitch softball, playing both in the service and here in Greenville where he was a member of the Greenville Fastpitch Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife, Dale Smith of Greenville; his daughter Melissa M. (Bobby) Stone of Bowling Green, Ky.; two sons, Kenneth D. Smith of Omaha, Neb. and Thomas G. Smith of Greenville; five grandchildren, Leah Smith, Jonathan Smith, Michael Smith, Joshua Smith and Austin Stone; two sisters, Polly (Charles) Smith of Fayetteville, Ark. and Carlene (Jim) Wilson of Greenville; six brothers, Lynnie (Denise) Smith of Greenville, Glen (Jane) Smith of Bebee, Ark., Gary (Mary) Smith of Millington, Tenn., Johnny (Ruth) Smith of Lilburn, Ga., Carl (Patsy) Smith of Brandon and Marty (Paula) Smith of Petal; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Greenville.
Brother Johnny Smith will officiate the services.
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Created by: Portia Solomon
Record added: Mar 16, 2012
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