Dappa Doyal Smith

November 14, 1938March 6, 2018
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Mr. Dappa Doyal Smith, age 79, of Eatonton, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

A native of Winder, Mr. Smith was the son of the late Doyle and Genora Chandler Smith. He was Winder-Barrow High School graduate of the class of 1957. He retired from the State of Georgia's Department of Corrections with 25 1/2 years of dedicated service. He also served the United States faithfully in the National Guard. Mr. Smith was part of the Kiwanis Club and lead as the role of President. He was also an active member of the Eatonton First United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir.

He is survived by his dedicated wife, Mrs. Suzanne T. Smith of Eatonton; sons, Richard D. Smith of Jacksonville, FL, and Bruce Smith of Eatonton; daughter, Camille (Chris) Scoggins of Greensboro; sisters, Kay (Byron) Bell of Bluffton, Christy (Charles) Winslette of Eatonton; and grandchildren, Devin and Alex Smith, Chelsey and Caleb Scoggins.

The Funeral Service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Dappa Doyal Smith will be held on 2:00 PM Saturday, March 10, 2018 in the Chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Jessica Terrell officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Smith Family Cemetery in Bethlehem, GA. The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, two hours prior to the service, from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 10, 2018

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Sue Harrell Smith

March 10, 2018

Dappa and Suzanne were my youth group leaders. They were very supportive and inspirational. I love Jesus and I feel that they were spiritual role models in my life.

Retired Warden Steve Lewis

March 10, 2018

Praying for this family Dappa was such a fine man and a good friend.

Angela Walls

March 9, 2018

Ms Suzanne ,Camille and family
please know that I have very fond memories of your dad coming to pick me up as a small girl and have a play date with Camille. Know that my heart aches for your loss. Mr Dappa was a great man and so kind. I will always remember him always smiling. My love thoughts and prayers are wrapped around you all during this difficult time. May God envelop you all in his loving embrace.

Nettie Waldroup Wolfe

March 9, 2018

Bruce please know your family is in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Bonnie Fisher Mayzes

March 9, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Mr. Dappa singing solos at the First Methodist Church where I grew up. Such a beautiful voice! We bought a copy of the album he recorded. Once when he had a mail route, my mother, grandmother and I were sitting on the porch when he delivered the mail. My grandmother wasn't able to go to church often so she asked him if he would sing one of her favorite hymns. I don't remember what the song was, but he took the time out of his day to sing it for her. I will always remember that kindness. My prayers are with your family. God bless you.

Daniel Sikes

March 9, 2018

I remember the kindness of your entire family who suffered me as a teenager allowing me to come and go into your home. Your generosity of spirit was without doubt engendered from one of the nicest men I ever knew during my troubled youth. I thank God for Mr. Dappa Smith and you all. My prayers go out to you as our Lord receives my friend into His glory. Would that I could be present with you but I am even now, with you in spirit. Much love to you all.

Susan SharpeDickens

March 8, 2018

My prayers to Dappa’s family who I’ve known and loved. Growing up next door to Suzanne, I saw first hand 2 teenagers fall in love and become husband and wife, Mom and Dad then Grandparents.
Loving people that shared their love with all they knew. Growing up neighbors back then, you automatically became “ part family” and I’m honored.
The HEAVENLY CHOIR sounds better because Dappa is singing with them!!