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Official Obituary of

Wayne Everette Smothers

June 6, 1979 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 44) 44 Years Old

Wayne Smothers Obituary

Wayne Everette Smothers, age 44, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at McLeod Hospice House surrounded by his family. A visitation will be held in First Church of God Darlington from the times of 2:00pm until 3:00pm on Thursday, February 29, with a funeral service being held in the church following at 3:00pm. Interment will immediately follow the service in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Wayne was born in Florence on June 6, 1979, he is the son of Lawann Bailey Smothers and the late Kenneth Wayne Smothers. He graduated from Darlington High School in 1997 where he was active in the JROTC Program, following high school he enlisted in the United States Army. When Wayne returned from the Army, he started his working career with Perfection Gear then later working for Wellman prior to his 10 year long career with PolyQuest. Wayne was an avid South Carolina Gamecocks fan and Dallas Cowboy fan. He was a fan of Star Trek and considered himself a Trekkie. Wayne had a gift for music, he always enjoyed listening to music and was a talented singer, and you can’t forget he loved big ol’ trucks. Above all is his children, Kristian and Katie, he loved you very much and cherished the time he got to spend with you.

In addition to his mother, Wayne is survived by his two children, Kristian and Katie Smothers, and his sister, Stephanie Smothers. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and many extended family members, and the mother of his children, Kristi Gainey.

He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Smothers, paternal grandparents, William Edward and Beatrice Smothers, and maternal grandparents, Everett and Margaret Bailey.

In honor of Wayne, memorials may be made to a cancer organization of one’s choice.      

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February 29, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Darlington First Church of God
620 N. Main St.
Darlington, SC 29532

Funeral Service
February 29, 2024

3:00 PM
Darlington First Church of God
620 N. Main St.
Darlington, SC 29532


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