August 8, 1948 - June 13, 2024

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Wayne Eugene Smith, affectionately known as Smitty to his friends and as Pap to his grandchildren, passed away on June 13, 2024 at the age of seventy-five in Rockledge, Florida. Born on August 8, 1948 in Dennison, Ohio, Wayne led a life full of rich experiences and deep connections.

Wayne served his country with dedication for four years in Vietnam. He was known for his deep affection for his friends, and he was cherished by many in return. These friendships he cultivated were a significant blessing in his life.

Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Ann Borga, and his stepfather, Orlando John “Pitsey” Borga. He is survived by his daughter, Darlene (Bill) Crone, his grandson, Michael (Jenn) Hitchcock, his granddaughter, Haley (Paul) McFarland, and seven great-grandchildren.

May his soul rest in peace.