JOHNSTON CITY — DeWitt Hamer Smith was born Sept. 7, 1937, in Rochester, New York, to Dewitt V. and Mildred H. Smith, and died Oct. 8, 2019, at home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Nancy A Smith; son, Donald L. Phelps; grandson, John R. Smith; and daughter-in-law, Judy C. Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Carole L. Smith; sister, Sharon MacBride; sons, DeWitt R. Smith, Randy N. Smith (Debby), Richard P. Smith (Karen); daughters, Roberta Miley (Adam), Carolynn Scott, Melody Bendall, Dusky Steinsultz (Dewey Boatright), and Melissa Smith (Andy). He had 24 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
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He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and he drove an 18-wheeler for 41 years.
He moved to Johnston City in 1999 and was a member of Community of Christ Church in Marion.