Robert Wayne Smotherman

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Robert Wayne Smotherman, 78, of Woodway passed away August 12, 2015.

Memorial Service: Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Wayne was an amazing man. He was an awesome husband, father, brother, father-in-law, Grandpa, Paw Paw, uncle and friend.
Wayne worked in the oilfield for many years before transitioning into the hospitality industry and retired in 2010. He was a great hand while in the oil & gas industry, and with his outgoing personality and “gift of gab” he excelled in the hospitality industry. He never met a stranger and also had a knack for making friends. He always looked for the best in everyone. Wayne will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Wayne is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Evelyn Smotherman; father, Joseph “Buck” Smotherman; mother, Margaret Nebgen Smotherman; and sister, Pat Smotherman Miller.

Wayne is survived by his son, Bruce Smotherman along with his wife Annette of Katy, TX and son, Justin Smotherman of Lafayette, La; daughter, Kim Garvin and husband Van along with their son Eli, of Waco, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to his nephew Kenny Ray Morgan Jr. and to caregiver Angel Cato for their love and care during his final days.


Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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  1. Brandy Gonzalez

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Patricia Robin Dupuis

    Lifting the family in prayer as Wayne joins Mary and family members. Loss is most hard for the ones of us who are left behind. My heartfelt condolences to all.
    Patricia Robin Dupuis
    (I Am Bruce’s sister in law, Annette’s sister from Arizona )

  3. Cynthia Taylor Arnaud

    Annette and Bruce my deepest sympathy,,,prayers being sent to all family,,,my God comfort yall during this most difficult time,,,my love and prayers

  4. Although I haven’t seen Wayne for many, many years I too am feeling your loss. (Uncle Buck was my mother’s brother).

  5. Bruce, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  6. Michelle Hammack

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I bet he is walking with Mary now and at peace.

  7. Anne Davidson Lasseigne

    Bruce, Annette and families My prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May God comfort you and keep you.
    With Sympathy
    The Lasseigne’s

  8. I am sorry to hear about Wayne’s death. I knew Wayne and Mary when they ran the Chateau Ville Motor Inn in Gatesville for my father-in-law, Ollie Little. They did a good job, and I liked them very much. I’m also sorry for all the health problems they had in their later years. My sympathy goes out to the family.

  9. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Tammera Ryan~ on behalf of the staff and volunteers of Providence Hospice.

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