Dwayne Joseph Smith
In memory of my loving and only brother. I am missing you;tell me where the road turned.
Dwayne Joseph Smith was the only son of Joseph and Alzetta Smith. He was educated in Atlanta Public Schools and Dekalb County School System. As a teen, he was influenced by the TV show "Emergency," and having to "drive" his dad to his aunts and uncles while traveling to Tuskegee, Alabama - he was under the age of ten. Upon graduation, he was educated and trained as an EMT, scoring as one of the highest among the recruits. He worked with Carroll County EMT service, and soon accepted an EMT position with Douglass County Fire Department. He remained here for 17 years.
Dwayne was an avid hunter and fisherman; trained by his dad and his uncles. He was viewed as a clone of his dad- they went EVERYWHERE TOGETHER.
In addition to hunting and fishing, he enjoyed playing tennis and group bike riding. These were his favorite activities.
Content with his life, Dwayne had a number of long term friends, most from preschool days from age six.
A lover of life, Dwayne fullfilled his dad's request to take care of his mother and his sister. He did so faithfully with a positive regard. He gave his sister permission to marry - she was 36 years old.
In 2010, Dwayne had to take an early retirement. He spent the remainder of his life with friends and family.
Dwayne leaves behind his only sister, DeJuana (David Gatling) of Washington, DC, neices Daisha (Michael) Definis, Deonnae, a nephew David Jr.,two uncles Lawrence (Juliette) Hastings of CA and Gerald Hastings of Ga. Olivia Reid of Tuskegee,Al.Sade Smith of Tuskegee, Al and Rosa Smith of Tuskegee, Al as well as a host of numerous cousins, and close friends