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Date published: 6/16/2013

Wayne K. Smith

Wayne Kay Smith, 80, of Fredericksburg passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his residence.

Mr. Smith was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Roy Smith Sr. and Edna Robinson Smith. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1953 to 1957. Upon returning home, he worked for a local telephone company.

He moved to Virginia in 1968 and retired from GTE/Verizon in 1993 after 25 years. Mr. Smith was an avid sportsman and a patron member of the NRA. He was a member of Fredericksburg Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Rosemary Smith of Fredericksburg; daughter Pamella Smith Torkelson and her husband, Charles, of Fredericksburg; brother Earl Smith and his wife, Ruth Ann Smith, of Crestline, Ohio; and grandchildren Joshua Torkelson and his wife, Robyn, of Palmyra and Laurel Torkelson of Richmond.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Smith, in 1996.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Stafford Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.