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H. Dwight Gwaltney

H. Dwight Gwaltney, 72, of Smithfield died at home on April 17, 2019. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Horace D. and Doris Darden Gwaltney and sister Aileen Edwards all of Smithfield.

Dwight began working just out of high school at what was then Gwaltney of Smithfield (and then became Smithfield Foods).  He served there in a variety of capacities over the years until his retirement. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and had been a member of Moonlight Hunt Club.

He is survived by his wife, Rev. Becky Gwaltney of Smithfield and daughter Megan Elizabeth Gwaltney of Philadelphia PA.

A memorial celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations sent to Bethany United Methodist, c/o Raymond Edwards, 13088 Mill Swamp Road, Smithfield, VA 23430 or Uzzell United Methodist, 15363 Uzzell Church Rd. Smithfield. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com


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Such a kind and compassionate man. Prayers for family during this time of sorrow.

Jerry & Beverly Cutchons May 13 2021 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. Dwight and I grew up together and I will never forget how nice he was.

Jim Warren May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dwight and i grew up together on opposite sides of the swamp. I remember riding through his dad's watermelon field on a little gas powered car that he had picking watermelons and eating them. Nice guy.

Lindy Batten May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Becky, Mom and I are sorry to hear this. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Nancy Scott-Ivor VA Wanda Scott-Collins-Windsor, VA

Nancy Scott, Wanda Scott-Collins May 13 2021 12:00 AM