SCOTLAND NECK – William Wayne Smith, age 72, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro.
Wayne was born on January 3, 1947 to Charlie and Rosa Lynch Smith in Halifax County, NC. He worked in construction and was self-employed. He was an associate member of Scotland Neck Fire Department, where he served in several different capacities, which included, Fire Chief. Wayne was a member of several different organizations: Scotland Neck Lodge, Junior Order, United American Mechanics, NC State Firemen’s Association, Mother Scottish Rite 32nd Degree. He devoted lots of his time to helping the citizens of Scotland Neck. Wayne was a loving husband, father, grandfather and was loved by everyone who knew him.
Along with his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his stepson, Brent Hardy; and his nephew, Murray Simmons.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Diane Smith; his son, William David Smith and his wife Jennifer of Scotland Neck; his brother, Charlie Kent Smith and his wife Camilla of Greenville; his grandson, David Carter Smith of Scotland Neck; his great-nephew, Jonathan Simmons and his wife Morgan of Rocky Mount; his great-niece, Amber Newell and her husband Eddie of Winterville; his great-great-nephew, Ashton Cole Simmons; and his niece-in-law, Shirley Hopkins of Scotland Neck.
A visitation will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, with Rev. Ricky Sorie officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made directly to Dawson Baptist Church, 9775 Thirteen Bridges Road, Enfield, NC 27823 or online by clicking here.
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Smith family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.letchworthsykesfs.com.