- March 30, 1936 - January 21, 2013
- Crossett, Arkansas
of Darwin's Passing
Share This Obituary
Memories & CandlesPrevious
I just found out about Dee. We all share in your loss. The memories of you and Dee at the youth Center is very big to me. Great memories...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Fleming - Vista 92083, CA
“he was the best perch jerker around! gonna miss him and the times weve spent together.
2 of 23 | Posted by: mark jetton - nephew
“To the Smith family, your in our thoughts and prayers. Will always cherish the memories of your husband and father.
3 of 23 | Posted by: Jon D. Ousley
“Mr. Dee was always a man who would tell you a story and you would be enthralled! Especially about catching a big fish! He and I shared a LOT of...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: David Brown - West Haven, UT
“Mr. Dee will truly be missed! He was a wonderful sweet man with an infectious smile and great personality. He always knew how to make you smile. I am...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Tannie Courson - MS
“KAGH without Dee? It's unimaginable. While I never got to know him personally, he was such an icon in Crossett and will be greatly missed. My...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Niakki Johnson - Dumas, AR
“To Mr. Dee Smith's family, I just wanted to say the talent and hard work of your loved one blessed me all my life. I enjoyed all the music he played...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Sharon Prescott Rogers - Crossett, AR
“RIP my good friend Dee! My prayers to Norma, Ronnie B, Donna, and family for your loss. Dee was a good friend who was just that to many, a friend. ...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Bryan Bailey - Lillian, AL
“May God bless each of you.
9 of 23 | Posted by: Izell and Allie Block - Crossett, AR
“May God bless you and the family.
10 of 23 | Posted by: Izell and Allie Block - Crossett, AR
“Norma & family - We are so sorry to hear about Dee. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
11 of 23 | Posted by: Kenny & Deborah McGilton - TN
“MARY LOU MCCOY CORNELIUS AND I ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. CLASS OF HHS 1954
12 of 23 | Posted by: RUBY SUE CORNELIUS GEORGE - TX
“I've known "Punkin Eater," which was mine and my sister's pet name for Dee, since I was a toddler. He and my late father, Gary Mayhew, played in a...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Laura Mayhew-Kaminicki - AR
“Dee, you were our own Dick Clark. I can remember Mama having the radio on in the morning and your voice would come booming across "Up and at them!...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Elizabeth Jordan Myers - AR
“I was saddened to learn of Darwin's death. He was always so nice and polite and was chosen "Best Dressed guy in our Senior's Who Who."
God's richest...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: emilie elder prescott - AR
“Donna & Families,
So sorry to hear of the loss of Dee. He was known by many as the "Voice of Crossett". My thoughts and prayers are with you as you...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Doris Griffis Baxter - Conyers, GA
“I always considered Dee a close friend. I loved hearing him on the radio, doing party line, every morning. He always had a smile for those he met on...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: NAN(ATKINS)CARTER - FRIEND
“Having a chance to get to see Dee often since starting at Jarvis as been fun. I carry a $1 bill he gave me to that he signed saying to always keep it...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Steve & Rita Pogue
“My first memory of Dee & Norma was as a teen at the Youth Center. As a young couple they were our chaperones there. My last encounter with Dee was...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Charlotte Miller - Crossett, AR
“Dee was a real friend, whom I will greatly miss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
20 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Kelley
“I will miss you and your wink.
21 of 23 | Posted by: Carl E. Sivils, Jr. - Crossett, AR
“Dee was always a friend to my family as long as I can remember. He was a kind and caring man, always speaking everywhere he saw you. KAGH radio will...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Richard and Lora Newhouser - AR
“Such a kind and joyful man. I always enjoyed Mr. Smith stopping by mom and dad's store to do radio business.
23 of 23 | Posted by: Sharon Brown Morris - Conway, AR
Jones Funeral Home
Darwin Bee "Dee" Smith of Crossett, AR passed away on January 21, 2013 at Promise Hospital in Vidalia, LA. He was born on March 30, 1936 in Malvern, AR to his parents, Bee and Lucy Pogue Smith. Mr. Smith was an employee of KAGH for many years. He was an avid fisherman, musician and loved camping with family and friends. Mr. Smith was a member of the Crossett Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Ruth Smith of Crossett, AR; daughter, Donna Vinson (Steven) of St. Joseph, LA; son, Ronnie B. Smith (Jenny) of Crossett, AR ; four grandchildren, Blake Vinson of Pineville, LA; Bradley Smith of El Dorado, AR, Brian Smith of Crossett, AR, Ashley Smith of Hamburg, AR and two great-grandchildren, Brody Vinson and Evelyn Vinson of Pineville, LA.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 25, 2013 at Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Larry Foster officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, AR. (www.jonesservice.com)
The family will be having a memorial visitation at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Pines Room of the American Best Value in Crossett, AR.
105 W 3rd Avenue Crossett, AR 71635
Tel. (870) 364-2171