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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Saturday January 15th, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Funeral Service

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Saturday January 15th, 2022

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Graveside Service

Mountain Home National Cemetery
Monday January 17th, 2022

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Wayne M. Smith

Wayne Morris Smith, 83 of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Wayne was a lifelong resident of Kingsport, having graduated from Ketron High School. He then attended and graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He had worked at Kingsport Press, Holliston Mills, and at the time of his death, he was working at Universal Machine & Tool. Wayne was a member of Kingsport First Assembly of God Church where he had played bass guitar for more than 25 years. He was a very proud veteran of the U.S. Army.
Wayne is preceded in death by his mother, Marie DeVault. Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Gaynell Smith; daughters, Tracey Rogers and husband Kevin, and Kami R. Smith; three grandchildren, Preston, John John and Josie; three brothers, Robert “Bob” DeVault and wife Donna, Floyd DeVault and Jim DeVault; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Tracey Rogers officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Rites by American Legion Posts #3/265.
The family will serve as pallbearers.

Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

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So sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you all! He was a great man. I think of you all often.

Marjo Hutchison-Coy Jan 17 2022 11:58 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.

Gary Jan 15 2022 4:04 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. He was such a special friend to me. I enjoyed hearing you all sing. He will be missed.
With Love
Bud Isenberg

Bud Isenberg Jan 15 2022 1:35 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Stackhouse Jan 14 2022 5:14 PM

Please accept our condolences. Wayne meant a great deal to the Barrett family.

Robert Barrett Jan 14 2022 3:50 PM

I looked forward to and enjoyed talking to Wayne each Sunday in church for many years. He was always encouraging, informative, and entertaining. We talked about sports, politics, and life. I'll miss those conversations with Wayne, and church will never be the same for me without him being there. I'll also miss that big orange sport coat of his, his guitar playing, and his great editorials in the newspaper. Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of the Lord!

Robert Vanover Jan 14 2022 9:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Smith

Lisa Doran Jan 14 2022 1:05 AM

I always enjoyed meeting with Wayne at Universal Tool to have parts made for our plant. He was a very nice Christian man, and he worked with my Dad at the Press. My Dad thought a lot of Wayne as well.

Michael Broome Jan 13 2022 9:34 PM

So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing, he delivered meals on wheels for years , alway could depend on him each week , such a good person

Ina Ratliff, Meals On Wheels Kiwanis Towers Jan 13 2022 2:31 PM

I had Wayne as a Junior Acheivement Advisor in 1968/69 in Kingsport. He made a life impression on me as a young high school student and for many others as well. Prayers for the family.

Larry M. Davis Jan 13 2022 1:44 PM

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