Bobby Mitchell Smith

Published 12:37 pm Friday, October 1, 2021

Funeral services for Bobby Mitchell Smith will be on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Freedom Church in Wesson, MS, at 2:00 PM with burial to follow in the Freedom Church Cemetery. Bro. David Lambert will be officiating the services with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be at Freedom Church on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Mr. Smith, of Brookhaven, MS, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

Mitchell was born in Brookhaven, MS, on May 18, 1944, to Robert and Ola Pearl Smith. He attended Loyd Star School. Mitchell worked in the oil field for many years starting out as a roughneck, then becoming a tool pusher, before retiring from the oil field. He drove log trucks going by the handle of “Ho Bo”.

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Mitchell was a man that taught his ten children the value of an honest and hard day’s work. He instilled in them the desire to hunt, garden, and raise animals to provide for their families. Mitchell loved to work the land, and he raised an amazing garden every year, sharing his bounties with neighbors and loved ones.

Mitchell was preceded in death by his mother and father; his twin brothers; a niece; and a great nephew.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Helen Boyte Smith; 10 children; his seven sons, Danny Smith (Paula), Mark Smith (Anita), Bryan Smith, James Mason (Debbie), Michael Smith, Mitchell Smith (Kim) and Justin Smith; his three daughters, Debbie Alexander (Doyle), Christine Crawford (Jack) and Della Thomas (Tim); his brother, Carroll Bruce Smith (Wynell); his sister, Cathy Tisdale (Eddie); 26 grandkids; 25 great-grandkids; and numerous nieces and nephews.

As a child Mitchell attended Macedonia Baptist Church, and, as an adult, he was a member of Freedom Church.

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