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Hixson-Snider Funeral Home

205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy, LA

OBITUARY

D. Wayne Smith

June 30, 1946July 27, 2020

D. Wayne Smith, 74, of Cypress, TX, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. He was born to his late parents, Nolan and Marie Smith on June 30, 1946 in Texarkana, AR. He was a proud graduate of McNeese State University and was of the Baptist faith. He was the Purchasing Manager at Buxton Interests in Houston, TX.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Carrie Smith who he cherished greatly and lived a blessed life with for the past 25 years. Carrie and the love of her life met in 1994 and together they fully embraced their three daughters, Melissa Henderson and husband Steve of Haslet, TX, Nikki Jordan and husband John of League City, TX, Coby Wages of Houston, TX; two brothers, Nolan "Tim" Smith and wife Sylvia of DeRidder, Dodd H. Smith of DeQuincy; two sisters, Patricia “Pat” Stanley and husband Louis of DeQuincy, Tina Fowler and husband Richard of Singer; along with six grandchildren, Keana Powers, Kwasi "K.J." Powers, Keigan Powers, Tyler Henderson, Shain Jordan, and McKenna Jordan. Wayne will also be missed by his nephew, Aaron Stanley of DeQuincy; niece Ramona Sosa and husband Damian “Jorge” of Sulphur; great-nephew, Damian “Pachi”; and niece, Maria Arceneaux and husband Chris of Lake Charles. Family & friends all throughout Louisiana, Texas and beyond will feel his absence.

Wayne has a very large and loving, strong-in-faith family and friends circle who will greatly miss his big bear hugs, words of advice, and of course his charismatic and strong laugh that was welcomed by all. He felt a good day was any day with sports, some fishing and some home-cooked meals which he prepared for anyone and everyone to enjoy; the door was always open.

He found great pride in cheering on his grandkids with their variety of sports, shows, and fine arts performances; and he never missed a moment to remind someone how much they mattered and were loved. Wayne came from a place of solid family values which showed in his hard-work, never-ending faith, and determination to create a life well lived. He undoubtedly lived as he died; a man of God.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Sandy Head.

A private Graveside Service will be held at Good Hope Cemetery in Singer, LA. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 3:00pm, with Bro. Mark Schultz officiating.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the family requests limited attendance; masks are mandatory and due to the nature of things at this time, adherence to social distancing guidelines is very much appreciated (no hugging) and out of respect for all, given that Covid-19 has taken far too many of our loved ones and although this is a time of comfort; words, emails, texts and messages are preferred more than in person visitation and respects being given).

Services entrusted to Jordan and Amanda Mothershed of Hixson-Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsnider.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Wayne is survived by his loving wife and soulmate, Carrie Smith who he cherished greatly and lived a blessed life with for the past 25 years. Carrie and the love of her life met in 1994 and together they fully embraced their three daughters, Melissa Henderson and husband Steve of Haslet, TX, Nikki Jordan and husband John of League City, TX, Coby Wages of Houston, TX; two brothers, Nolan "Tim" Smith and wife Sylvia of DeRidder, Dodd H. Smith of DeQuincy; two sisters, Patricia “Pat” Stanley and husband Louis of DeQuincy, Tina Fowler and husband Richard of Singer; along with six grandchildren, Keana Powers, Kwasi "K.J." Powers, Keigan Powers, Tyler Henderson, Shain Jordan, and McKenna Jordan. Wayne will also be missed by his nephew, Aaron Stanley of DeQuincy; niece Ramona Sosa and husband Damian “Jorge” of Sulphur; great-nephew, Damian “Pachi”; and niece, Maria Arceneaux and husband Chris of Lake Charles. Family & friends all throughout Louisiana, Texas and beyond will feel his absence.




    Wayne is preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Sandy Head.

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Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
5 August

Graveside Celebration of Life Service

3:00 pm

Good Hope Cemetery


Singer, LA

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Mark Soderberg

August 4, 2020

Wayne has been a huge influence in so many individuals lives and will be remember for his big heart and his huge laugh. We were blessed to have him as a friend, a confidant, and to consider him as a part of our family. He possessed a wisdom of life that not many possess, he loved his family with his huge heart, and he was so proud of his children and grandchildren.
Our hearts are broken to lose him too early in life, and his laughter, hugs, wisdom and support will always be remembered and appreciated.
Rest In Peace my friend until we meet up again.
We send our love to you and the family!

Mark & Michelle

Robbie McMeel

August 4, 2020

So sorry to hear about your lost. I will miss our conversations we had by phone frequently. I truly enjoyed the time we spent on our fishing trips. Wayne was a close friend and I will truly miss him. May he Rest In Peace.

Chris Phillips

August 3, 2020

I am so very sorry for the loss. Wayne was a bright light in the world and he will be sorely missed. Our prayers go out to his friends and family.

Michael Onyemenam

August 2, 2020

Words can't describe how I feel about Mr. Smith and his family. It's just so unreal to know that the kind-hearted man I know is gone... Mr. Smith was like a father figure in my life ever since I met his grandson. Me and his grandson were best of friends and teammates on the football field. How it all started when I first met Mr. Smith is when I needed a ride home from a game, and he offered to take me home. After that, it started to be a routine. I would never forget all that Mr. Smith has done for me and my family. He was wise, kind, and very strong for his age. I will always have you in my memories, thank you... May your kind-hearted soul rest in peace.

TJ Deslatte

August 2, 2020

Words can’t describe how I feel about this man that had become my good friend the last few years. We shared many a lunch and break, talking about our families and philosophies of life. He loved his family like no other. And the love of his country was always evident.

He lived big and he loved big but yet could appreciate the quieter things of life. He will be missed greatly. You and Larry have a beer for me.

Prayers of comfort for the entire family.

Sharon Harris

August 1, 2020

Wayne was a good and loyal friend who kept on the fringe of things most of the time and stayed out of all the drama of teen years at Singer High. He quietly encouraged anyone who needed it and was a great guy. I would have liked knowing the man he became. I’m sorry for your loss.

Judy Bovanizer

July 31, 2020

Remembering the days of playing games, (Spades) he was so quick in his wits to always give Louie a hard time. He was so funny! He was good fun.

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