Dennis "Dwight" Duckworth

February 9, 1959March 17, 2018
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Celebration of Life Service for Dennis “Dwight” Duckworth 59, are set for 3:30 pm Thursday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Forrest Memorial Park

On March 17, 2018, Dwight went home to be with his "Sweet Jesus". Dwight was a resident of Tishomingo, MS. Born in Baldwin, MS on February 9, 1959, Dwight is the second of J.D. and Oplean Duckworth. He was the second of ten children. In his own words, Dwight was a "simple man with a simple faith". He pondered deep and loved even deeper. Master mechanic, "top-dog" truck driver, and talented musician, Dwight's charisma, sense of humor, and love of life will be missed by all.

Dwight is preceded in death by his father, John David Duckworth, his younger brothers Thorthony, Jimmy Dwayne, Timothy O'Neal, and a nephew, Christopher Lynn.

Dwight leaves behind his loving wife, best friend, and partner-in-crime of 42 years, Ella Marie Duckworth; mother Oplean Owens Duckworth: his mother-in-law Doris Frye of San Saba, TX He also leaves behind two beloved daughters, Cassandra Stafford, of Searcy, AR and Trish Duckworth of Burnsville, MS. He was the treasured grandfather of four grandchildren: Ashton, Samuel, Jaycie, and Gabriella. At the young age of 59, he had also just recently been blessed with the joy of a great grandson, Emmett Fleming.

Dwight leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and wonderful friends that were considered family because that is how Dwight loved.

Family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:00 to 9:00 and Thursday from 2:00 until service time.

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Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors


  • Family and Friends Gathering Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dennis "Dwight" Duckworth

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Lula Duncan

March 22, 2018

So sorry about Dwight. My love and prayers to all of the family. I have a lot of great memories of Dwight. One special memory was his willingness to take time with a young lady named Rene' who was struggling to overcome some personal issues. Dwight took time to sit & play the gituar & to teach her.
Dwights talents, kindness, and so much more will not be forgotten. I have so many precious memories of this family. Love you
Lula Duncan

Becky Hammock

March 21, 2018

It was an honor to call this man and his wife my friends. Pickin' Up The Pieces will always cherish the memories we had with you playing your guitar for our group. You and Ella have a special place in my heart and I will never forget the times you were there for me. RIP my friend Fly high with the angels! Until I see you again in heaven!


Doris Fry

March 21, 2018

I love you all,my son in-law was a wonderful man & will b missed by everyone whom lives he touched ❤

Jeanette Fry

March 19, 2018

Prayers & Love are sent your way, we love you and God will comfort each of you through this hard time! We love you all! Love Momma,Albert,Frankie,Jeanette & kids! <3