Wesley Smith, 87, of Monticello passed away on June 21, 2017 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

He was born May 31, 1930 to the late Mack and Alberta Turner Smith

Mr. Smith was a member of the Mt. Pleasant AME Church and attended The Word and The Spirit Ministries in Star City. He retired from Burlington Industries after more than thirty years. He was a very devoted employee. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved dogs and agriculture.

He was married to the late Bennie Jean Gragg Smith who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

He is survived by John (Sarah) Smith, Reginald (Evelyn) Greene, and Gerald (Katrina) Shepherd, all of Monticello; two sisters, Dorothy (Hurbet) Martin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Charlie Mae Jackson of Wilmar; five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 26, at Mt. Pleasant Campground Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.

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