Created on Saturday, 07 September 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Wayne L. Smith, 61, originally of Belle Center, passed away after an extended illness Sept. 2, 2013, at the Gainesville Health Care Center in Florida, with family members by his side.
He was born in Kenton on Sept. 12, 1951, a son of Carroll V. Budd Smith, who survives with his stepmother Darlene in Palm Bay, Fla., and Peggy J. Dysert Pittman, who survives in Bellefontaine.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, John C. Pittman; stepbrother, Donald R. Gould; and nephews, Zachariah Keller and Stephen Gould. Survivors include his brother, Alan (Ellen) Smith of Carmichael, Calif.; sisters, Tina Houchin and Mary (Dan) Noffsinger, both of Bellefontaine; stepbrothers, Dan (Carol) Gould of Melbourne, Fla., and Michael (Aura) Gould of Cody, Wyo.; two aunts, Patty Stringer and Irma Clingerman; and several nieces, nephews, great- nieces and nephews, and cousins.
A 1969 graduate of Belle Center High School, Wayne served in the United States Air Force for four years and worked many years at RCA in Findlay.
He enjoyed bowling, NASCAR, the Pittsburgh Steelers and play- ing poker with friends.
His body will be cremated. A graveside service at Belle Center Cemetery and a memorial service are at a later date.