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3660 Express Drive, Shallotte, NC

OBITUARY

Buford Wade Smith

September 11, 1932July 14, 2020

Buford Wade “Wayne” Smith, 87 of Shallotte died Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his home.

“Wayne” was born September 11, 1932 in Patrick County, Virginia, son of the late Thomas Auburn and Bettie Mae Smith. He is an Army veteran, worked for 20 years at Ford Motor Company, and also at Ganley Dodge both in Cleveland, Ohio. He rode a 1500 Gold Wing Motorcycle and was a western square dancer for many years. He always had a smile on his face and was quick to help anyone in need. He was loved by many for his funny antics and his big heart. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Iris, Clyde, and Vance.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Andrea Kaputa Smith of Shallotte; children Michael (Suzan), Randall, Brenda Lukic, of Cleveland, Ohio, Maureen Schrader (Rob) of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Lisa Pokoluk of Shallotte, NC and Larissa Malcolm (Devon) of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren: Matthew (Lauren), Melanie (Karl), Angela Lukic, Alex Lukic, Ella Pokoluk, and Lily Pokoluk; great grandchildren Karmela and Gavin. He was brother to Cecil, Hazel, Mildred, and Winford; and had numerous nieces and nephews.

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White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte Chapel

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  • Due to current health concern, no services are planned at this time.

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Brenda Lukic

July 18, 2020

We would like to express our most sincere THANKS to Andrea for taking such great care of our Dad. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU ANDREA, for all the loving care you gave him. We know it wasn't easy. Love, Always, Children of Wayne Smith

Brenda Lukic

July 18, 2020

As Aunt Mildred mentioned, Pop's infamous motorcycle rides were quite the experience! I also, was always happy to arrive back safe n sound! We couldn't have asked for a more entertaining and loving Dad. Wayne Smith was an original and had a carefree way of living life and could provide humor in any situation. Rest in Peace Dad/Pops/Papa Man! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Mildred Caffacos

July 17, 2020

Dear Bueso
I too got one of those Gold Wing rides and on it you told me all the bad things that could happen on a ride. When we got home I was so happy to be safe.
The main thing I remember when you were younger, the laughter you caused during meal times by your storytelling and jokes. You have always been such a fun person.
As you know as your little sister we always shared a very special love. Rest In Peace dearest Brother. And much love to Andrea for all the wonderful care she gave to you.

Susan and Tommy Morgan

July 16, 2020

We met Wayne and Andrea when they took Square Dance classes with Shallotte Wheel and Dealers Western Square Dance Club in Shallotte. Our love and sympathy to Andrea and the rest of the family. We will always remember the happy times punctuated my Wayne's giggles. May God bless you, Andrea--you certainly lived your wedding vows through Wayne's declining health.

Philip Lukic

July 16, 2020

My prayers and deepest condolences to all of the Smith family for the loss of a
Husband, Father, Grandfather(Of my dear children Angela and Alex), Brother and Uncle- of many.
May “PapaMan” Rest In Peace in the heavens of eternal life ☦️
With Deepest Sympathy, Philip Lukic

Barb Vitale

July 15, 2020

I have been friends with Brenda and her brothers for a very long time! I got to spend some time with Mr.Smith. He made me feel great! When I bought a 69 Chevy Impala, told me how nice was! I will never forget his smile 😃 So sorry very sad 😥 . Love Barb

Larry and Dianne Jones

July 15, 2020

Wayne was such a sweet caring man. Love to the family.

Lisa McCord Everett

July 15, 2020

My 1st motorcycle ride was with Wayne, as a child.... can't remember how old I was, but my family met the Smith's somewhere...unfortunately I can't remember where... but he asked if I wanted to ride home with him on his motorcycle while everyone else went home in their car, I said YES! He put me on the back of his motorcycle and drove me home. 1st and last time I was on a motorcycle. What an experience! Much love to the Smith's!!! Love you Andrea!! Wayne, you will definitely be missed!! Maureen and Lisa, I absolutely love you both!! I'm so sorry for your loss. Wayne, until we meet again, and I expect a 2nd motorcycle ride!

Jaime & Caroline Franco

July 15, 2020

Aunt Andrea and Family,

I’m so glad that Caroline and I got to spend this past Christmas with Uncle Wayne. We will always treasure the time that we got to spend with him.

Love Always,

Jaime & Caroline

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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