Johnny Doyle Smith

Published 10:42 am Friday, October 25, 2019

Funeral Services for Mr. Johnny Doyle Smith were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in the Wade Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Smith passed away from this life on officiated. Interment was in the Lone Star Cemetery.

Wade Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Pallbearers were Steve Wise, Matthew Wise, Ethan Wise, Zack McRaney, Dwright McRaney and Johnny Hamilton.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were be Guylon Gregory, Sammy Glenn Hooks, Wayne Smith and the men of the Lone Star United Methodist Church.

Johnny Doyle Smith was born on June 21, 1936, in Covington County to Lavelle Smith and M.L. Chance Smith. Mr.

Smith retired from 30 years in the oil, gas and land title business as owner of Smith Abstracting & Title Company.

Prior to Mr. Smith’s abstracting career, he was the co-owner of the Chick-N-Box restaurant, with his brother, V.O. Smith.

He was the owner of Johnny’s Drive-In and the Town House Restaurant.

Johnny Doyle Smith was a member of the Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen.

The American Association of Petroleum Landmen, and the Black Warrior Association of Petroleum Landmen.

Mr. Smith was on the Board of Directors of the Lone Star Cemetery and was very supportive of the effort to upkeep the cemetery.

He was an active member of the Lone Star United Methodist Church.

Johnny Doyle Smith was blessed with wonderful neighbors, family members, and his Lone Star Methodist Church Family.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Survivors are his wife of 60 years, Nellie G. Smith of Collins; daughter, LaDonna Wise (Steve) of Collins; son, Gary Smith of St, Petersburg, Florida; grandsons, Matthew E. Wise (Kara) of Vancleave and Ethan G. Wise (Shelby) of Mt. Olive; two great-granddaughters, Haylie and Charlotte; one brother, V.O. Smith (Ada) of Collins; as well as a host of brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Wade Funeral Home.

Friends desiring to make memorials are asked to make them to the Lone Star Cemetery Fund: 290 Lone Star Rd. Collins, MS 39428.