Jimmy Dewayne Smith of San Francisco, California was born on May 4, 1962 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Jimmy Smith and Dorris Jean (Whitis) Long. He passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 in his home at the age of 59 years.
Dewayne grew up in Norman where he graduated from high school in 1980 and attended OU for 1 year where he studied artistic design. In 1988 he moved to California. Dewayne worked at Brass and Glass as a salesperson for many years and where he was extremely good at retail sales. He was a very talented artist and explored the areas of jewelry making, fashion design, photography and sketches.
Most recently he built, tore down and re-built (over and over) a Lego tower lamp.
Dewayne was a people person, the kind of person who talked easily with others and made the person in from of him feel valued. He loved his cats Liv and Tyler. He enjoyed reading and doing advanced Sudoku that would boggle most of our minds. He loved life and enjoyed participating in all aspects of it. Dewayne had a very big heart and was willing to help anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
His survivors include beloved partner, Heath Pierce of San Francisco, California; parents, Dorris and Willie Long of Norman; and Jimmy Smith of Oklahoma City. Brother, Willie Long and sister, Annette Long both of Norman.
And several other relatives and friends.
Dewayne was preceded in death by his infant twin sisters, Brenda Kay Smith and Glenda Sue Smith; beloved aunts, Carolyn Sue Williamson and Pat Jones; six grandparents and many other beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Winans Funeral Home Chapel, Maysville, OK under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, OK. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com