December 5, 1946 – June 15, 2016 POTTSBORO – Dwight Smith departed this world for a better place at age 69. He was at TMC in Denison, Texas and failed to recover from heart surgery on June 15, 2016. He was surrounded by family. Dwight was born on December 5, 1946 in Mangum, Oklahoma to James and Juanita Smith. During his youth he traveled the West Texas area with his parents and sisters. His father was a traveling evangelist and preached God’s word in tents and churches. It was during this time he met Janis Phillips in Idalou, Texas. They married in Lorenzo, Texas on June 3, 1967, shortly after Dwight had enlisted in the United States Air Force. Dwight served four years in the Air Force, stationed in Laredo, Texas as a Jet Mechanic. After leaving the Air Force he and Janis followed his father from town to town during his ministry and worked with his father in his blacksmith shop.
Dwight and Janis moved to the Pottsboro area in 1977. Dwight obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He worked for several companies and for the last 19 years for Greater Texoma Utility Authority as a Water and Waste Water Operator, supervising the water and wastewater operations for several cities in Grayson, Fannin, and Collin counties. Dwight never met a stranger and had a rare sense of humor.
Dwight is survived by his wife of 49 years; daughter Kristie Hudson and husband Mark of Bells; son, Dwight “Bud” Smith II and wife Didi of Wapanuca, OK; Grandchildren: Kristopher Hudson, Jordon Hudson and Rachael Hall of Bells; Dwight “Trey” Smith III, Jacob Smith and Maci Smith of Wapanuca OK; Kelsey Davis of Wichita Falls and one great grandchild, Jayce also of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Brenda Robbs of Sherman, Carlene Smith of Denison and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at Mullican-Little Funeral Home in Bells at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 25, 2016. A Family Night is set for 7-8:30 P.M., Friday, June 24, 2016 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you to make donations to the Heart Association or your favorite charity.