Knox Wayne Smith
January 7, 1949 -
February 20, 2012

Visitation

February 22, 2012
5-8 PM

Service 

February 23, 2012
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Knox Wayne Smith, age 63 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Thursday1 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Black officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Mr. Smith passed away Monday in Huntsville Hospital.

A native of Madison County, AL and longtime resident of Fayetteville Mr Smith was the son of the late K. T. and Alice Locker Smith Jr. He was office manager for Northcutt Surveying, former employee of Peoples Bank of Elk Valley, Personnel Manager for Elk Cotton Mill and Quick’s Auction Barn. He was a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ where he served as Deacon.

Survivors include his wife Jennifer Collins Smith of Fayetteville, children Deidra Smith (Chris Mitchell) of McBurg, Knox “Trey” Smith (Christy) of Fayetteville, Karen Smith Nave (Heath) of Shelbyville and Adam Smith (Terry) of Fayetteville, grandchildren Shelby Martinez, Ashleigh Martinez, Kathryn Martinez, Julie Mitchell, Trent Smith, Miranda Smith, Joshua, Connor, Eli,and Ethan Nave, Abram Smith and Ephraim Smith.

He was preceded in death sister Becky Kimbrough and grandchildren Ryan and Devin Martinez.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Washington Street Church of Christ Benevolence Fund.

Video Services

29 Comments

  1. Jon and Christie (Mitchell) Atkins

    We are deeply sorry for your loss! You will continue in our prayers. ~ The Atkins Family

    Reply
  2. Debra West

    To the Smith family:

    Im so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Wayne. He was a sweet man. May God bless you all.

    In Christian love,

    Debra West
    Lynchburg Church of Christ

    Reply
  3. Scott Paladino

    Very sorry to hear about Wayne’s death. I can remember when we first moved to fayetteville, and how nice the whole family was to us. I remeber him taking Trey and me to the Races,and other places when we were kids. Karen has always been a good friend to shelly. I am sure he will missed by yourselves,and the community he was such a big part of.

    Reply
  4. Neil Honey

    Dear Smith Family,

    Wayne was a very special man, who made a great impact on my life. I will always remember his kindness and servant heart. I will be forever thankful for the Christian influence he had on me. My prayer for your family at this time is that God would give you His peace that surpasses all understanding!
    Sincerely, Neil Honey

    Reply
  5. Joann Benson

    I was soooo sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was a ray of sunshine with a great smile and caring manner. He will be missed by many, many people.

    Reply
  6. Betty Lou Dunivan

    To the entire Smith Family, I am so sorry about your loss. Wayne was the kind of guy that never met a stranger and then when you did meet him, it was like you had known him all your life. He had a smile for everyone. Jennifer, I know he was a wonderful husband and I know this is such a great loss for you after you just lost your sweet sister. To the children, I know you all loved Daddy. I know he was a great Dad and Granddad and was always talking about ya’ll. I’m so sorry he is gone. However, God has a new angel and his name is Wayne. No pain, no problems. He is home. May God bless you all!

    Reply
  7. gene smith harrison sr

    We nerver spent that much time together but we were family always. Your sister Becky was a special person to me as was Uncle KT and Aunt Kay. I wish there were great things I could say about you and I, but I don’t see those. However you as a Husband, Father and GrandFather go beyond explanation. the world is a better place because of you. I am sure your decedents will pick up on this and continue to move forward.

    Thank you for being a part of my life.

    God Bless and Keep.

    Your name and deeds will keep forv=ever.

    Love Gene Smith

    Reply
  8. KAY HORTON

    I m so so sorry for yall lose he ment alot to alot of people in lincoln county we go way back mom use to keep his kids and so did i when i got old enough we had alot of great memories he will never be forgotton so sorry he had to leave us all but the good lord knows what he is doing we have to work hard to meet wayne again trust in the lord he will help all of yall get threw this lose love yall in christian love kay horton

    Reply
  9. Karen Gilliam

    Wayne will surely be missed at the auctions around town. It was always nice to look up and see his smiling face. I know he was such a good neighbor as well. May God help you find peace and understanding in the days ahead.

    Reply
  10. Devin and Laurie Lowrance

    Jennifer and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He will truly be missed. He was a big support to us and our family and we are here for you if you need us. You are in our prayers.
    Devin and Laurie

    Reply
  11. John & Tracey Kendall

    Karen and family,
    Please know you all are in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. I’m so sorry you all have having to go thru this. Keep your faith and trust in the Lord and He will see you thru this and all the days to come. Hold dear to your heart your memories, and the love he had for each of you. Our condolences to each of you.

    Reply
  12. Lnda Mullins

    So very sorry about Wayne. We will miss his smile and teasing us at Marvins. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  13. Shelia & Malcome Davis

    Malcome and I were so saddened to hear about Wayne. Losing him so early is such a tragedy. We are praying for all of you to receive comfort from God and your friends and relatives. Our love and prayers are with you.

    Hugs,

    Malcome and Shelia

    Reply
  14. Ben and Regina King

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed our conversations with Wayne mostly at soccer matches when Sam and Adam were playing. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

    May God give you peace as only he can.

    Ben and Regina King

    Reply
  15. Debbie Taylor

    Jennifer and family,
    I was sorryto hear of Mr. Wayne’s death. I will never forget the kind and caring person he was. He always had a smile and friendly word to say whenever you would see him. May God comfort you during this difficult time and know he will be missed by all.

    Loving thoughts and prayers,
    Debbie Taylor

    Reply
  16. Stacy Johnson

    Everyday things happen, sometimes we can understand them and sometimes we can’t. The one thing that is for sure is that no two Christians will ever meet for the last time. I can understand that and I look forward to seeing Wayne again! My prayer for your family today is that the light of God surround you, the love of God enfold you, the power of God protect you, and the presence of God watch over you.

    Reply
  17. Amanda Monks Gambill

    To The Entire Smith Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Wayne’s passing. He was such a wonderful person and always had a hug and smile to give whenever you saw him. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  18. sandra lancaster

    i will miss wayne he was a good man i am the cook at triple b auction my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Reply
  19. Ronald and Judy Simmons

    We were sorry to hear about Wayne and all of the family is in our prayers. He always had a smile and I know he is going to be missed.With Sympathy from the Simmons family.

    Reply
  20. Terry & Cheryl Hobbs

    May God bless your family during this tough time. You will all be in our prayers.

    Reply
  21. Angel S. Wilson

    Karen, Adam, and the entire Smith Family. I would just like to extend my sincere condolences to you during the loss of your Father. Know that God has made no mistake. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, and I am asking God to give you the strength to endure during these difficult days. May God bless you.

    Reply
  22. Robin L. Tittle

    You look back on memories you forgot you had,
    And at times you’ll smile even though it hurts so bad.

    Your Father is a special man and no one can take his place,
    You’ll find a piece of mind when you remember his smiling face.

    Your father is an angel now he flies high above the rest,
    and in your hearts always and forever he will be the best.

    He has earned his wings and it’s time for him to fly,
    I know it hurts no one is ever ready to say good-bye.

    He knows you do not understand and that you cry at night,
    But as you finally drift of to sleep let his memory hold you tight.

    He will be your guardian angel through the rest of your life,
    Helping lead you on the path between what’s wrong and right.

    Your Father loves you so very much and his love will always remain true,
    Please don’t ever think for a second that your father will forget you.

    A fathers love is like no other in the whole world,
    He has the most wonderful memories of a little boy and girl.

    He has taken them with him as he’s flown away,
    Up to Heaven free of pain which is his new home to stay.

    So although you can not see him and you wish he could be there,
    Your father can always hear you and your father will always care.

    A father does not forget the two greatest loves of his life,
    And he loved nothing more than being your father, and your mother’s husband.

    He is so proud of his family and that’s in his heart to stay,
    Even though he’s an angel and has had to fly away.

    So as you cry your tears remember your fathers love,
    Being sent to you from him, from the beautiful Heaven above.

    He will be there through your good times, he will be there through your bad,
    He’ll be there when you are happy, he’ll be there when your sad.

    Your father has become an angel now, it is his time to fly,
    And you will never know how bad it hurt me to watch you have to say good-bye.

    Reply
  23. Sarah Raby

    We are truly sorry for the loss of Wayne. We always loved speaking of antiques and seeing one another at auctions. Please know that our prayers are with all of you.
    He will truly be missed.
    Sarah and Jack Raby

    Reply
  24. Diana McBay

    So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was such a joy to know and was loved by many. His smile lit up a room and his humor was contagious. He brought many moments of laughter at the auction barn and will be missed by all who knew him.

    Reply
  25. Ricky & Christi Howell

    We are so very saddened to hear of Mr. Wayne’s passing. He was a ray of sunshine. From the auction barn to the church pews, he was a wonderful man. We feel truly blessed to have known such a sweet, caring, Christian person. We will pray for you all to have a peace knowing he is with his Father in Heaven.

    Ricky & Christi Howell

    Reply
  26. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    I am so sad to hear about the death of Wayne. He was always so kind and sweet and stopped to speak to us whenever we were visiting at Washington Street. He was always so kind to Daddy (Doug Mitchell) and helped Daddy out by driving the bus for the Heart Walk. Our sympathy to his entire family. We will be missed around Washington Street Church.

    Cindy, Alec and Tyler Mingle

    Reply
  27. Bill & Mary Lee Rennie

    Jennifer, I enjoyed working with Wayne and he will surely be missed. Remember God has HIS loving arms wrapped around you and your family to comfort you during this difficult time. May God Bless you and your family

    Reply
  28. Linda Holland

    Jennifer and family,

    I was so sorry to learn of Wayne’s death. You have both always been so kind and sweet to me and members of my family. I will remember Wayne as a person who always took the time to speak no matter how busy or pre-occupied he might have been. Know that you and your family are in my prayers at this sad time in your lives.

    Reply
  29. Sue Cary

    Dear Jennifer & family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God hold you in HIS tender embrace and comfort you with HIS love.
    Sincerely,
    Sue

    Reply

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29 Comments

  1. Jon and Christie (Mitchell) Atkins

    We are deeply sorry for your loss! You will continue in our prayers. ~ The Atkins Family

    Reply
  2. Debra West

    To the Smith family:

    Im so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Wayne. He was a sweet man. May God bless you all.

    In Christian love,

    Debra West
    Lynchburg Church of Christ

    Reply
  3. Scott Paladino

    Very sorry to hear about Wayne’s death. I can remember when we first moved to fayetteville, and how nice the whole family was to us. I remeber him taking Trey and me to the Races,and other places when we were kids. Karen has always been a good friend to shelly. I am sure he will missed by yourselves,and the community he was such a big part of.

    Reply
  4. Neil Honey

    Dear Smith Family,

    Wayne was a very special man, who made a great impact on my life. I will always remember his kindness and servant heart. I will be forever thankful for the Christian influence he had on me. My prayer for your family at this time is that God would give you His peace that surpasses all understanding!
    Sincerely, Neil Honey

    Reply
  5. Joann Benson

    I was soooo sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was a ray of sunshine with a great smile and caring manner. He will be missed by many, many people.

    Reply
  6. Betty Lou Dunivan

    To the entire Smith Family, I am so sorry about your loss. Wayne was the kind of guy that never met a stranger and then when you did meet him, it was like you had known him all your life. He had a smile for everyone. Jennifer, I know he was a wonderful husband and I know this is such a great loss for you after you just lost your sweet sister. To the children, I know you all loved Daddy. I know he was a great Dad and Granddad and was always talking about ya’ll. I’m so sorry he is gone. However, God has a new angel and his name is Wayne. No pain, no problems. He is home. May God bless you all!

    Reply
  7. gene smith harrison sr

    We nerver spent that much time together but we were family always. Your sister Becky was a special person to me as was Uncle KT and Aunt Kay. I wish there were great things I could say about you and I, but I don’t see those. However you as a Husband, Father and GrandFather go beyond explanation. the world is a better place because of you. I am sure your decedents will pick up on this and continue to move forward.

    Thank you for being a part of my life.

    God Bless and Keep.

    Your name and deeds will keep forv=ever.

    Love Gene Smith

    Reply
  8. KAY HORTON

    I m so so sorry for yall lose he ment alot to alot of people in lincoln county we go way back mom use to keep his kids and so did i when i got old enough we had alot of great memories he will never be forgotton so sorry he had to leave us all but the good lord knows what he is doing we have to work hard to meet wayne again trust in the lord he will help all of yall get threw this lose love yall in christian love kay horton

    Reply
  9. Karen Gilliam

    Wayne will surely be missed at the auctions around town. It was always nice to look up and see his smiling face. I know he was such a good neighbor as well. May God help you find peace and understanding in the days ahead.

    Reply
  10. Devin and Laurie Lowrance

    Jennifer and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He will truly be missed. He was a big support to us and our family and we are here for you if you need us. You are in our prayers.
    Devin and Laurie

    Reply
  11. John & Tracey Kendall

    Karen and family,
    Please know you all are in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. I’m so sorry you all have having to go thru this. Keep your faith and trust in the Lord and He will see you thru this and all the days to come. Hold dear to your heart your memories, and the love he had for each of you. Our condolences to each of you.

    Reply
  12. Lnda Mullins

    So very sorry about Wayne. We will miss his smile and teasing us at Marvins. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  13. Shelia & Malcome Davis

    Malcome and I were so saddened to hear about Wayne. Losing him so early is such a tragedy. We are praying for all of you to receive comfort from God and your friends and relatives. Our love and prayers are with you.

    Hugs,

    Malcome and Shelia

    Reply
  14. Ben and Regina King

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed our conversations with Wayne mostly at soccer matches when Sam and Adam were playing. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

    May God give you peace as only he can.

    Ben and Regina King

    Reply
  15. Debbie Taylor

    Jennifer and family,
    I was sorryto hear of Mr. Wayne’s death. I will never forget the kind and caring person he was. He always had a smile and friendly word to say whenever you would see him. May God comfort you during this difficult time and know he will be missed by all.

    Loving thoughts and prayers,
    Debbie Taylor

    Reply
  16. Stacy Johnson

    Everyday things happen, sometimes we can understand them and sometimes we can’t. The one thing that is for sure is that no two Christians will ever meet for the last time. I can understand that and I look forward to seeing Wayne again! My prayer for your family today is that the light of God surround you, the love of God enfold you, the power of God protect you, and the presence of God watch over you.

    Reply
  17. Amanda Monks Gambill

    To The Entire Smith Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Wayne’s passing. He was such a wonderful person and always had a hug and smile to give whenever you saw him. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  18. sandra lancaster

    i will miss wayne he was a good man i am the cook at triple b auction my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Reply
  19. Ronald and Judy Simmons

    We were sorry to hear about Wayne and all of the family is in our prayers. He always had a smile and I know he is going to be missed.With Sympathy from the Simmons family.

    Reply
  20. Terry & Cheryl Hobbs

    May God bless your family during this tough time. You will all be in our prayers.

    Reply
  21. Angel S. Wilson

    Karen, Adam, and the entire Smith Family. I would just like to extend my sincere condolences to you during the loss of your Father. Know that God has made no mistake. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, and I am asking God to give you the strength to endure during these difficult days. May God bless you.

    Reply
  22. Robin L. Tittle

    You look back on memories you forgot you had,
    And at times you’ll smile even though it hurts so bad.

    Your Father is a special man and no one can take his place,
    You’ll find a piece of mind when you remember his smiling face.

    Your father is an angel now he flies high above the rest,
    and in your hearts always and forever he will be the best.

    He has earned his wings and it’s time for him to fly,
    I know it hurts no one is ever ready to say good-bye.

    He knows you do not understand and that you cry at night,
    But as you finally drift of to sleep let his memory hold you tight.

    He will be your guardian angel through the rest of your life,
    Helping lead you on the path between what’s wrong and right.

    Your Father loves you so very much and his love will always remain true,
    Please don’t ever think for a second that your father will forget you.

    A fathers love is like no other in the whole world,
    He has the most wonderful memories of a little boy and girl.

    He has taken them with him as he’s flown away,
    Up to Heaven free of pain which is his new home to stay.

    So although you can not see him and you wish he could be there,
    Your father can always hear you and your father will always care.

    A father does not forget the two greatest loves of his life,
    And he loved nothing more than being your father, and your mother’s husband.

    He is so proud of his family and that’s in his heart to stay,
    Even though he’s an angel and has had to fly away.

    So as you cry your tears remember your fathers love,
    Being sent to you from him, from the beautiful Heaven above.

    He will be there through your good times, he will be there through your bad,
    He’ll be there when you are happy, he’ll be there when your sad.

    Your father has become an angel now, it is his time to fly,
    And you will never know how bad it hurt me to watch you have to say good-bye.

    Reply
  23. Sarah Raby

    We are truly sorry for the loss of Wayne. We always loved speaking of antiques and seeing one another at auctions. Please know that our prayers are with all of you.
    He will truly be missed.
    Sarah and Jack Raby

    Reply
  24. Diana McBay

    So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was such a joy to know and was loved by many. His smile lit up a room and his humor was contagious. He brought many moments of laughter at the auction barn and will be missed by all who knew him.

    Reply
  25. Ricky & Christi Howell

    We are so very saddened to hear of Mr. Wayne’s passing. He was a ray of sunshine. From the auction barn to the church pews, he was a wonderful man. We feel truly blessed to have known such a sweet, caring, Christian person. We will pray for you all to have a peace knowing he is with his Father in Heaven.

    Ricky & Christi Howell

    Reply
  26. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    I am so sad to hear about the death of Wayne. He was always so kind and sweet and stopped to speak to us whenever we were visiting at Washington Street. He was always so kind to Daddy (Doug Mitchell) and helped Daddy out by driving the bus for the Heart Walk. Our sympathy to his entire family. We will be missed around Washington Street Church.

    Cindy, Alec and Tyler Mingle

    Reply
  27. Bill & Mary Lee Rennie

    Jennifer, I enjoyed working with Wayne and he will surely be missed. Remember God has HIS loving arms wrapped around you and your family to comfort you during this difficult time. May God Bless you and your family

    Reply
  28. Linda Holland

    Jennifer and family,

    I was so sorry to learn of Wayne’s death. You have both always been so kind and sweet to me and members of my family. I will remember Wayne as a person who always took the time to speak no matter how busy or pre-occupied he might have been. Know that you and your family are in my prayers at this sad time in your lives.

    Reply
  29. Sue Cary

    Dear Jennifer & family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God hold you in HIS tender embrace and comfort you with HIS love.
    Sincerely,
    Sue

    Reply

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