William “Dee” Maxwell Smith, age 82, of Murfreesboro passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at St. Thomas West Hospital. He was a native of Madison Co., AL.
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, & Renee (Terry) Bowen of Murfreesboro; Stepdaughter, Kim (Steve) Wright of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren, Nicole (Jeff) Hogg, Christopher Watson, Alaina (Jason) Banks, Shannon (Mark) Gilbert, & Todd (Jessi) Mason; Step Grandchildren, Joseph Boyd, Mary-Evelyn Wright, & Erika Boyd. 13 Great Grandchildren also survive. Sister, Dottie (Jim) Jones of Woodbury.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel & 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, & Rachel Smith.
Dee served in the Army and was a member of the Walter Hill First Baptist Church. He was a retired plant manager & 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 PM Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Shelby Smith & Bro. Jim Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, September 17, 2019 & from 11 AM until time of the service Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Chris Watson, Todd Mason, Hayden Smith, Terry Bowen, Jason Banks, Robert Smith, & Joseph Boyd.