|Edward “Dustin” Mendez, 29, of Murfeesboro, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at his residence.
Dustin was born June 22, 1983, in Smithville, Tenn. He resided in Rutherford County for the last 24 years. He last worked for Bailey Corp at Bridgestone in LaVergne.
Dustin was the son of Albert E. (Martha) Mendez III and Deborah L. Smithson Mendez who survive him. He is also survived by three sisters; Mitzie Grace Mendez of Murfreesboro, Ashley H. Mendez of Christiana, and Kimberly Tate (Lonnie) Wheeler of the Blackman community. He is also survived by a grandmother Ruby Mendez Temple of Destrahan, La., Bennie J Smotherman of Parsons, Tenn. and Thomas C. Smotherman of Shelbyville, Tenn. Also surviving are his Aunts and Uncles; John Mendez of Old Hickory, Tenn., Mike (Gina) Mendez of Huntsville, Ala., Cindy (Dennis) Smith of Baton Rouge, La. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; John Leonard Smithson and Billie Grace Malone Robinson of Smithville, Tenn.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until service time at 7:30 p.m. at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130.
Chapel service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Jennings and Ayers Chapel with Bob Bush and Gaylon Dawson officiating. 615-893-2422. Please leave condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com