Dee A. Smith

March 4, 1938April 18, 2014

Dee A. Smith, 76, of Greenville, died April 18, 2014. A native of Jellico, TN, a graduate of TN Technical University, he began his career as an engineer in the aerospace industry and later became a real estate developer. He is survived by his wife of 26 years Betty, four sons Stacy, Randall, John, and Craig; their spouses and three grandchildren; brother Bill and sisters Helen and Karen.

A leading developer in the Upstate building industry for over 30 years, he created and marketed thousands of residential and commercial projects. He was president of the Home Builder’s Association of Greenville, Homebuilder of the Year, and vice-chairman of SC Housing Authority for thirteen years, helping to bring home ownership to more SC citizens.

He is greatly loved and will be missed. Visitation will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, April 22, with services at 1:30pm in the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Rd, Easley, 29642 and Brookwood Church, 580 Brookwood Pt Pl, Simpsonville, 29681.

Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville, SC.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014


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Shannon Johnson

April 26, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss Betty. Dee was such a wonderful and kind human being. I was fortunate to meet him, God is fortunate to have him in Heaven as HIS special Angel. May God bless you as you travel into a new lifestyle. My prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Kendra Williams

April 24, 2014

Betty. The warmth and love that you and Dee gave to our girl when we started church helped bring our family closer to Christ. I have missed seeing your smiling facing in service and am grieved to learn of Mr. Dee's passing. Our family sends you our love and prayers.

Bernice Benjamin

April 24, 2014

Remembering you and your family in heartfelt
thoughts of sympathy. May all the memories you shared bring
you comfort.


April 24, 2014

My sincere condolences. May the peace of God be with all of you at this time. Rom. 15:33

Joe Murphy

April 22, 2014

Betty, Sons and Brother Bill
So sorry to learn of your loss. May God Bless and Comfort you at this time. Dee was always cheerful, and a positive influence in Real Estate community.
Joe Murphy

Kelly Lomas

April 22, 2014

Betty, I am thinking of you and praying for your comfort during this time! Love, Kelly

April 21, 2014

Betty and family - Glenda and I are praying for you all during this sadness in your life. Dee was a good example for our Greenville Home Builders Association, working together with 'local' builders, working for the betterment of Greenville County during our time of serving. He was a man of integrity. I know he will be missed. Jim and Glenda Leary (Myrtle Beach, SC)

David Davis

April 21, 2014

Betty, We are so sorry to hear the news about Dee. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Kathy and David Davis, Atlanta

April 21, 2014

Betty, sons and Bill,
Please know my heart goes out to all of you. Bill and I had the pleasure of working with Dee from the very beginning of his career in Greenville. This is a loss to all of us who knew him. God's peace be with you.
Anne Holden Greenville, SC

Howard Cox

April 21, 2014

I had the blessing of knowing and working with Dee for many years. He was a man of integrity and great character. He will be greatly missed but the all who are Christians will see him again in perfect health in a perfect place! Soli Deo Gloria!