Rev. Mr. Wayne Smith
08/26/1942 – 06/10/2016
Deacon Wayne was full of love and committed to service. Born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, he proudly served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vietnam and then in the National Guard before embarking on a career in civil engineering. Deacon Smith was ordained into the permanent diaconate on June 24, 1989. He served at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for 25 years. He and his wife, Pat, restored a Victorian home in Inman Park, where both were active in the neighborhood association from its earliest days. A gifted carpenter, one of his joys was to make wooden toys and baby furniture for his grandchildren and loved ones. This led to a sideline hobby of playing Santa at Atlanta’s shelter for women and children and local schools for children with special needs. His children and grandchildren miss him dearly.
Remembered by Maureen Smith ( Dad) in Communications