Harold Wayne Smith

Published 10:03 am Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mr. Harold Wayne Smith, 76, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, surrounded by his family, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.   He was born in Davie County on April 12, 1939 to John Odell and Mildred Allen Smith.  Mr. Smith was President of Davie Truckers and owned Silver S Ranch.  Wayne enjoyed horses, farming, and parties at his cabin.  He was one of the original Grand National racecar drivers with NASCAR.  Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Glenn Smith.  He is survived by his wife, Elaine Davis Smith; a son, Harold Wayne Smith, Jr. and wife Grace of Raleigh; five daughters, Sherry Utz and husband John of Yadkinville, Kathy Benge and husband Kenny of Mocksville, Patricia DeMilt of Davidson, Melody McCune and husband David of Mocksville, and Tammy Jenkins and husband Scott of Davidson; thirteen grandchildren; one great grandson; one brother, Willie Gray Smith and wife Peggy; and three sisters, Flora Mae Hockaday and husband Thurmond, Annie Howell, and Nancy Howell.  A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, May 22, 2015 at Macedonia Moravian Church with the Rev. Jeff Carter officiating.  Burial will follow in the church graveyard.  The family will receive friends from 5pm to 9 pm Thursday at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macedonia Moravian Church, 700 NC Hwy 801 N, Advance, NC  27006 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.