James Dewey Smithey Jr., 75, lifelong resident of Myrtle, passed away peacefully November 26, 2021 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Ms.
Services honoring the life of Mr. Smithey will be 2 PM Sunday, November 28 in the Memory Chapel of New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care with Bro. Bobby Butler officiating. A private burial will follow.
Mr. Smithey was born January 18, 1946 in Union County to the late James Dewey and Susie Covington Smithey Sr. He was a graduate of Myrtle High School and was employed in the upholstery department for the Mohasco Corporation for almost 50 years before his retirement.
A Christian, Mr. Smithey found pleasure in many outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing, watching sporting events on television, and enjoying his favorite foods, fried fish and pizza. A humble man, Mr. Smithey possessed a kind spirit and a loving heart and will be missed by all those whose lives he touched most.
Visitation honoring the life of Mr. Smithey will be 12 noon until 2 pm Sunday November 28, 2021 at New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care.
Those left to cherish his memories include three sons, Jeff Smithey(Donna), Chris Smithey(Callie), and Scotty Smtihey(Tracy) all of New Albany, four sisters, Joanne Diaz, Edna Keith, Betty Smithey, and Brenda Browning(Nickey), three brothers, Bill Smithey(Thelma), Clyde Smithey(Kathleen), and Mike Smithey(Laurie) and five grandchildren, Carlisle, Catelyn, Chad, Maggie, and Tyson.