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Wayne Smith, 79, Hemphill, Texas


Last updated 6/4/2018 at Noon

Wayne Smith, 79, of Hemphill, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at his residence.

Wayne was born September 14, 1938 in Montague, Michigan to Merle C. and Nina Chapman Smith. He worked as a mechanic is chemical plants.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Smith of Hemphill; sons, Gregory Smith and wife, Terry, of Orange, Texas, Brian Smith and wife, Karen, of Lufkin, Texas, Dennis Smith and wife, Heidi, of Chicago, Illinois, and Mark Smith and wife Kristi, of Houston, Texas; brother, Donald Smith of Ft. Lauderdale; sister, Nancy Volkers and husband, Paul, of Maryland; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Nina Smith and his sisters, Darlene Smith and Janet Werner.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at Starr Funeral Home Chapel, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas.

Cursillo Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m. following visitation.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018 at St. Pius Catholic Church, 309 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas with Father Maria Susai J. Avula officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. following funeral services in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, 4320 Meeks Dr., Orange, Texas under the direction of Starr Funeral Home with Father Michael Strother of St. Helen’s Catholic Church of Orangefield, Texas officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne’s grandsons, Justin Smith, Corey Smith, Zachary Smith, Austin Smith, and Tyler Smith, and granddaughters, Ryan Smith and Shelby Smith.

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