In memory of
Wayne Jordan Smith, Sr. 1936-2016 Wayne Jordan Smith, Sr. passed away peacefully at home in his sleep the morning of October 15, 2016. He was born at home on Nolda Street in Houston, Texas on September 26, 1936 to Charles (Bill) Roland Smith, Sr. and Maurine Bokemeyer Smith. Wayne Attended Jeff Davis High School and while there, met and fell in love with Sybill Marie Clifford. They were married April 22, 1956, after he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1955. Wayne proudly served our country in the Pacific. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Sybill (10/4/39 – 1/15/15), his parents, his brothers, Roland and Gerald, and his daughter, Sharon Marie Smith Fritsche (8/31/59 – 5/31/02). He is survived by his son, Jordan, and daughter-in-law, Kathy. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ashlee Smith Adams (husband , Brandon, and children, Landon and Harper), Justin Wayne Smith (wife, Tracie, and son Tucker), Chelsea Smith Carr (husband, Carey, and daughter, Savannah), Rendi Dianne Smith, Dustin Fritsche, Chris Fritsche, and Sara Fritsche Perez (husband, Tommy, and children, Tommy, Sophia, Mila, and Jameson), a special niece, Carolyn Clifford Reynolds, sisters-in-law, Barbara Smith and Mary Ruth Clifford, son-in-law, Steve Fritsche and wife Kathy, and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will always be grateful to Wayne's companion, Kathy Wortham, for her devotion and care for Wayne this past year. Wayne was proud of his family and cherished each one. He was an electrician, and with his wife, Sybill, founded Wayne Electric, Inc. on June 9, 1975. Wayne Electric has grown and served the commercial electrical contracting needs of Houston for over forty years. Wayne was active in Local 716 and strongly supported the quality and education of union electricians. The Smiths expanded the business to include carpentry and painting in 2005 with the formation of Way-Tech, Inc., a member of several local trade unions. Integrity and hard work was how he lived his life and he expected the same in others. His word was his bond and everyone knew that if Wayne said it, it was as good as done. He was a generous man and forgave easily. His dry wit and turn of phrase are legendary. Wayne Smith enjoyed his life tremendously and left this world with no regrets. He was blessed with many dear and faithful friends and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 18, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, Texas 77384. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 19, at 10:00 am, with Robert Saldana officiating. Pall bearers are Justin Smith, Jason Smith, Matthew Smith, Sean Smith, Mike Pesl, and Steve Fritsche.
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