Wayne "Mike" Michael Smith
June 19, 1941 – April 2, 2021
Wayne Michael (“Mike”) Smith, 79, of Lynchburg, VA passed away peacefully on Friday, April 2, 2021, with his family at his bed side, after a long battle with Covid-19.
He was born on June 19, 1941 in Monroe, VA. He was the oldest son of the late Benjamin Lafayette Smith and Elsie McIvor Smith of Monroe Virginia.
He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley (“Sally”) Ford Smith.
He is survived by his two sons, Kenneth Wayne Smith and Diane Smith of Forest VA and Michael Ray Smith of Lynchburg and “Giggles”. He is also survived by his Grandson, Robert (Bobby)Wayne Smith and (Kera) of Clifford, VA, his brother, Ronald L. Smith of Madison Heights, two sisters Sherry S. Knowles and (John) of Forest, and Kay S. Davis of Lynchburg and several nieces and nephews.
Mike proudly served in the US Navy aboard the USS Waldo County where he visited many foreign countries including Italy and Greece.
Mike was retired from Wilson Trucking (“Slow Poke”) where he worked as a long-haul driver. This allowed him to cross the United States many times and enjoyed seeing much of the US.
Mike loved attending gun shows and collecting guns. He enjoyed classic car cruise in events. He always enjoyed seeing his friends at the County Line Flea market every weekend.
He was a wonderful and loving caretaker for his late wife Sally and to his late mother Elsie.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday morning 11:00 at Fort Hill Memorial Park Lynchburg, Virginia.
To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.
Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Wayne "Mike" Michael Smith
April 8, 2021
I am so sorry for the loss of Mike. He was one of my favorite friends in the Wilson Trucking family in Lynchburg. He will be missed! I will keep his family in my prayers!
April 7, 2021
To the family of Mike, as a fellow Wilson employee I wish to convey my condolences to you all, especially you, Kenny. I remember talking to your Dad many times. Always nice and we both had the same interest in sporting goods.
Am so sad to hear of his passing. He must have been a good father to you because I could tell in your voice when you mentioned him how you enjoyed of telling me about him and your mother.
I miss seeing all of you guys (the drivers) and miss talking to all of you. I hope life is good to you and your family.
Maybe see you sometime in the future. Dave Benson, dispatcher
April 5, 2021
Mike was a wonderful co worker, driver and most important, a good man. Always friendly and will miss seeing and talking to him. Prayers for Kenny and the family!