Wayne John, Smith

  • Born: September 28, 1927
  • Died: July 20, 2017
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

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Wayne John Smith of Battle Creek, MI

Wayne, age 89, died Thursday evening, July 20, 2017 at his residence and with his loving family at his side.

Wayne, the son of Walter and Marion (Aber) Smith, was born in Battle Creek on September 28, 1927 and was a lifetime resident. He had been employed at Michigan Carton for 42 years. Wayne enjoyed baseball, football, fishing, but most of all, he enjoyed playing with the grandchildren and spending time with family.

Wayne was united in marriage to the "Love of his Life, " Ethel L. Miller on February 17, 1951 and together they shared 66 wonderful years. Also surviving is his son, Walter (Danielle) Smith of Battle Creek; daughter-in-law, Robin Smith of Battle Creek; sister-in-law, Patricia Smith of Battle Creek; nine grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ricky Allen Smith and two brothers, Walter and Howard Smith.

The Graveside Service to celebrate Wayne's life will be held on Friday, August 11th at 1:00 p.m. at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens, Battle Creek. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek is assisting Wayne's family with his arrangements.