William Maxwell "Dee" Smith, age 82, of Murfreesboro passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at St. Thomas West. He was a native of Madison Co.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Betty Smith of Murfreesboro; children, Diana (Troy) Keele of Manchester, Steve Smith of Woodbury, Joann Smith of Murfreesboro, and Renee (Terry) Bowen of Murfreesboro; stepdaughter, Kim (Steve) Wright of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Nicole (Jeff) Hogg, Christopher Watson, Alaina (Jason) Banks, Shannon (Mark) Gilbert, and Todd (Jessi) Mason; step grandchildren, Joseph Boyd, Mary-Evelyn Wright, and Erika Boyd; 13 great grandchildren also survive; sister, Dottie (Jim) Jones of Woodbury.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel and Mabel Ross Smith; stepson, Kirk Boyd; Step Granddaughter, Lauren Eischied; and siblings, Daniel Smith, Harris Smith, Alvin Smith, Wesley Smith, Milton Smith, Frank Smith, Edith Caylor, Helen Curtis, Dorcas Filyaw, Ruth Zachos, and Rachel Smith.
Dee served in the Army and was a member of the Walter Hill First Baptist Church. He was a retired plant manager and supervisor at Cummins Sign where he was loved and respected by his employees. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working on cars, building houses, motorcycles, & boats.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Shelby Smith and Bro. Jim Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tues., Sept. 17 and at 11 a.m. until time of the service Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Chris Watson, Todd Mason, Hayden Smith, Terry Bowen, Jason Banks, Robert Smith, and Joseph Boyd.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net