Dewey “Duke” Gene Smith, age 66, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at his residence.

Dewey was born on August 25, 1952 in Somerset, KY to Bertie Baker Bray and the late Ruel Jean Smith.  He was a self-employed mechanic and he could fix anything.  Dewey enjoyed fishing, sitting on his front porch enjoying the outdoors and watching the deer.

He is survived by his mother, Bertie Bray of Mt.Victory; his wife, Melissa Taylor Smith, whom he married on May 28, 1986; two sons, Robert Gene (and Emily) Smith of Newton, N.C. and Dakota James Smith of Somerset; one daughter, Rebecca Ann Oakes of Sevierville, TN; half-brother, Dustin Smith of Louisville; one step-brother, Darrell Merritt of Burnside; one step-sister, Debbie Arnold of London; and one half-sister, Everly Taylor of Somerset; and three grandchildren, Dustin Ridner of Somerset, Thomas “Cody” Alcorn of Sevierville, TN and Trevor Smith of Newton, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ruel Smith.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will follow on Wednesday at 4:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Meece officiating.  Burial will be at Taylor Cemetery in the Mt. Victory community.

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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Dewey Smith.