David “Doobie” J. Smith

Published 7:44 am Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Graveside services for Mr. David Jone “Doobie” Smith were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Old Greens Creek Cemetery in Carson.  Bro. Herman Smith officiated.  Mr. Smith, age 75, passed from this life Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

David Jone “Doobie” Smith was born on Dec. 17, 1946, in Jefferson Davis County to Raleigh Mitchell and Virgie Blackwell Smith. “Doobie”, as he was known all his life, was a retired Motorman in the Offshore Petroleum Industry. In his pastime, Doobie enjoyed cutting grass and fishing.  He was also talented at woodworking and made beautiful pieces of furniture.  Doobie loved his family very much and will be missed by them and the many friends he had.  He was a Baptist.

Serving as pallbearers were Raleigh Mitchell Smith, David Wayne Smith, Patrick Wayne Smith, Riley Smith, Billy Ray O’Quinn and Roy Mitchell Smith.

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Honorary Pallbearers were Alex Smith, Jonathan Smith and Joseph Smith.

Doobie was preceded in death by his parents, Raleigh Mitchell and Virgie Blackwell Smith; his brothers, L.B. Smith, Glen Smith, Mitchell Smith and a sister, Shirley Faircloth.

His memory will forever be cherished by his wife of 46 years, Rhonda Hartfield Smith of Carson; two sons, David Wayne Smith and Raleigh Mitchell Smith (Cristy), both of Carson; three brothers, Roy Smith, Ricky Smith, Herman Smith, all of Carson and two sisters, Virginia Smith and Christine Kelley, both of Carson.  The legacy of their PawPaw will also live on through his grandchildren, Victoria Lynn Smith, Jonathan David Smith, Nevaeh Jane Marie Smith, Alex Johnny Smith, Joseph Raleigh Smith and Dixie Bell Marie Smith.

The family received friends Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Saulters Moore Funeral Home.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.