Wayne M. Smith | Obituary

KINGSPORT – Wayne Morris Smith, 83, of Kingsport, went with the Lord on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Holston Valley Medical Center. Wayne was a permanent resident of Kingsport, having graduated from Ketron High School. He then attended and earned a mechanical engineering degree from Tennessee Tech University. 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 the Kingsport First Assembly of God Church where he had played bass for over 25 years. He was a very proud veteran of the United States Army.

Wayne is predeceased by his mother, Marie DeVault. Surviving is his 50-year-old wife, 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 his wife Donna, Floyd DeVault and Jim DeVault; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. 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 as officiant.

Funeral services will be held 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 carriers.

Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com to leave condolences online to the Smith family.

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