OBITUARY

Harry Durwood Smith Jr.

March 7, 1939July 20, 2021
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Harry Durwood "H.D." Smith, Jr, 82, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in his residence.

He was a native of Natchez, Mississippi and was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he met his wife, Dianne. H.D. taught at LaGrange High School before becoming a Mud Engineer for Baroid. He then became an operator for Cit-Con where he worked for over 30 years until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, going out to eat, watching football (especially supporting the Sulphur High Golden Tors as a season ticket holder) and spending time with family and friends. H.D. will be remembered as a very happy man who loved to laugh and enjoy life.

Survivors include his children, Wood Smith and wife, Tara of Carlyss, and Elise Moore of Sulphur; and his grandchildren, Tanner Moore, Lauren Moore, Gabrielle "Gabby" Moore, Thomas Smith, Melody Watson, and Blaine McGraw. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dianne Smith.

A Celebration of H.D.'s Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home led by Jody Barrilleaux, Celebrant. Burial will be in Prien Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Alzheimer's Association (https://act.alz.org/donate). Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Wood Smith, Son
  • Elise Moore, Daughter
  • Tara Smith, Daughter-in-law
  • Tanner Moore, Grandson
  • Lauren Moore, Granddaughter
  • Gabby Moore, Granddaughter
  • Thomas Smith, Grandson
  • Melody Watson, Granddaughter
  • Blaine McGraw, Grandson
  • Dianne Smith, Beloved Wife (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Wood Smith
  • Tanner Moore
  • Robert Henry
  • Jeff Kitchens
  • Rory Hancock
  • Randy Hancock

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 23, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, July 23, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, July 23, 2021

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Sheila Smith

July 22, 2021

HD trained me when I was in the MEK 1 unit at Cit-Con. Was a great guy and very smart. HD helped me understand the stock market. So sorry for your loss 🙏🏻

Tammy Lingerfelt

July 21, 2021

To his family, I'm so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mr. Smith was a joy to be around. He was full of humor, laughter, kindness, and love. My husband and I always looked forward to visiting with him when we were in town to visit our daughter, Tara, son in law, Wood, and the grandson we happily shared, Thomas. His passing leaves a heart breaking void in many lives but remembering him will always bring smiles to the faces of his loved ones and those of us who were fortunate enough to know him.


Karen Rutter

July 21, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. My parents loved yours so much. I'll always remember those backyard bar-b-ques, awesome trips to Toledo Bend and other get togethers. They were so sweet when I graduated and hosted my bridal shower. Dad always wanted to be sure I stopped by to see them when I was in town. Your dad had quite a sense of humor and I'll always remember his laugh. Miss them all lots and so glad they were a part of my life. You have my deepest sympathy.

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Biography

Harry Durwood "H.D." Smith, Jr, 82, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in his residence.

He was a native of Natchez, Mississippi and was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he met his wife, Dianne. H.D. taught at LaGrange High School before becoming a Mud Engineer for Baroid. He then became an operator for Cit-Con where he worked for over 30 years until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, going out to eat, watching football (especially supporting the Sulphur High Golden Tors as a season ticket holder) and spending time with family and friends. H.D. will be remembered as a very happy man who loved to laugh and enjoy life.

Survivors include his children, Wood Smith and wife, Tara of Carlyss, and Elise Moore of Sulphur; and his grandchildren, Tanner Moore, Lauren Moore, Gabrielle "Gabby" Moore, Thomas Smith, Melody Watson, and Blaine McGraw. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dianne Smith.

A Celebration of H.D.'s Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home led by Jody Barrilleaux, Celebrant. Burial will be in Prien Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Alzheimer's Association (https://act.alz.org/donate). Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.