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Wayne Leibert Smith

January 2, 1945 — March 9, 2016

Wayne Leibert Smith, 71 of Tipton died at 2:56 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at his residence. He was born on January 2, 1945 in Kokomo, Indiana to Bernard S. & Inez (Burgan) Smith. On September 11, 1966 he married Maryann Adkinson and she survives.

Wayne worked at Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo doing heat treatment on parts for 43 years, retiring in 2004. He was a 1963 graduate of Prairie High School and a member of UAW Local 685. Wayne served in the United States Army from September 1965 – September 1967.

He is survived by his wife, Maryann; two daughters, Jan (Smith) Wood and husband Johnny, Glasgow, Kentucky, Marlita Smith and David Akin, Fishers, Indiana; five grandchildren, Trent Smith, Jacob Bustinza, Austin Stewart, Davidson Bridgeman, Jackson Akin; and a great granddaughter, Trinity Smith.

Wayne was preceded in death by a son, Brett Smith; a grandson, Dylan Bridgeman; and a brother Phillip E. Smith.

Wayne's visitation will be from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 13 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home. There will be a graveside service at Sharpsville Cemetery at 12:00 Noon on Monday, March 14 with burial to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46250 or the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois, 60674.

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