Wayne Edward Smith, 73, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Smith and his mother, Mary Smith, both of Wheeling.
Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Nancy Lee Smith, of Wheeling; son, Brian and his wife, Jennifer, of Sutton’s Bay, MI and their children, Zachary and Caleb; daughter, Brenda and her husband, Jeff, Hagan of Pine Township, PA and their children, Emily and Andrew and his beloved little dogs, Sammy and Willie.
Wayne loved the Steelers and enjoyed watching his grandsons Zachary and Caleb play football from the time they were little, all the way thru their college ball, where they both played for Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He also enjoyed watching his grandson Andrew play basketball and baseball as he grew up, and especially loved to watch his granddaughter Emily perform with her competitive cheer team. Family was so important to him and he was so proud of his children and grandchildren. Wayne was also a car enthusiast and avid NASCAR fan for much of his life. He built many cars and enjoyed attending car shows over the years and won many awards for the cars that he that built.
He was a small business owner for many years and spent the last years of his career as a store manager at Advance Auto Parts in Elm Grove where he enjoyed helping people in the community with their cars.
There was no visitation held for Wayne and the burial will be a private interment at the convenience of the family.
A Catholic Memorial Mass in his memory will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Ohio Valley SPCA.