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Samuel Dwight 'Honey Bucket Kid' Smith

August 20, 2022

Posted 8/22/22

Samuel Dwight “Honey Bucket Kid” Smith, 74, of Shelbyville, passed from this life Saturday, August 20, 2022 at NHC Healthcare of Tullahoma after an extended illness.

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Samuel Dwight 'Honey Bucket Kid' Smith

August 20, 2022

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Samuel Dwight “Honey Bucket Kid” Smith, 74, of Shelbyville, passed from this life Saturday, August 20, 2022 at NHC Healthcare of Tullahoma after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 27, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Rev./Chaplain Jack Kennington officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.
Born November 11, 1947, in Lewisburg, Dwight was the son of the late Samuel Smith and Velma Minnie Moore Smith Jones. He was preceded in death by wife, Virginia Louise Smith, and step-father, Charles (Doc) Jones.
Dwight worked most of his life as a plumber starting with the family business, Jones Plumbing, and with various other Middle Tennessee companies in his career. He was a dedicated worker and in his free time would help out those in need of his skills for whatever they could afford which may have been just a home cooked meal. He loved classic cars and motorcycles that took him on his wandering journeys on the Tennessee backroads enjoying the surprise destinations. A good game of Rook was always welcomed in hopes he would get that perfect hand to “Shoot the Moon”. Dwight loved to piddle in his workshop creating contraptions for his trucks to make work easier and be prepared for anything. His welding skills crossed from work into art as he began to create lawn sculptures for friends and family.  
Wartrace Baptist Church and Eastview Baptist Church is where he developed his relationship with God and fellowship, becoming a member of the Church band playing percussion and the tambourine. He loved dialing in old time rock and roll on the radio and explaining the virtues of “real” music while also loving the soul healing power of gospel. Dwight’s best trait was his ability to bring a smile to your face. Always at the ready with a witty comment, comeback, joke or silly face, his greatest joy was a belly laugh and grin. If you were a friend to Dwight, you know you could not get away with a simple greeting without a zinger coming your way. He was loved and will be missed. Heaven has found not only a great plumber, but a sweet and fun soul.
He is survived by children, D. Tracy (Shauna) Smith, William Smith (Mario Novoa),all of California, Jody (Teresa) Smith, Daniel (Brooke) Smith, all of Shelbyville, Tony Smith and Chris (Missy) Fordham both of Wartrace; grandchildren, Sandy, Sams, Sydney, Tyler (Tiffany), Austin (Brooke), Seth (Hailey), and Skyler Smith, Shea (Jacob) Sudberry, Brooke and Drew Forhdam; great-grandchildren, Karsyn Smith, Lillian Sudberry, and one on the way, Aubriella Smith; and sister, Claudette Fox (late William Fox).
Memorial donations may be made to New Destiny Dog Rescue, 202 East Highland Ave., Shelbyville, TN 37160, or www.newdestinydogrescue.org.
Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.                                                              
www.doakhowellfuneralhome.com                                
 

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