January 25, 1948 ~ July 19, 2021

Born in: Henry County, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Harold Wayne Smith local developer and entrepreneur who shaped the landscape of the region and the lives of many died July 19, 2021, at the age of 73. For over three years, Wayne took everything cancer could throw at him and demonstrated resiliency that left his healthcare providers and family in awe before succumbing to complications.

Wayne was born to Kenneth R. and Elizabeth Cox Smith in Henry County, KY on January 25, 1948, and resided in Elizabethtown and Glasgow. He was a proud Airforce veteran and a loving husband to Eloise Sweat Smith of Glasgow, KY, formerly of Lebanon Junction, for over 34 years. He was a stepfather to Melissa Huffman (Mark) of Nancy, KY and Penny Lacy (Jim) of Santa Rosa Beach, FL and grandfather to Clay Huffman (ChantelLa), Luke Huffman (Jessica), Colin Lacy (Stacia), Isaac Huffman, and Izzi Lacy. He was also survived by his brother, Brad Smith (Rhonda) of Key Largo, FL. Wayne treasured the accomplishments of his family and those he loved.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Helen Catholic Church, Glasgow, KY or Disabled American Veterans.

Funeral Mass will be held 11:00am CST Monday, July 26th at the St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Glasgow, KY. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4:00pm until 8:00pm CST and on Monday morning until 10:30am CST at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Huffman Family Cemetery in Nancy, Ky at 2:45pm EST with Military honors provided by the Disabled American Veterans.

A.F. Crow is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Smith. Please share your condolence with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Wayne was all-in passionate about everything he did. He had the busiest mind I’ve ever known. So busy that his talk couldn’t keep up with his thoughts. Love that guy. It’s a shame that he spent so much of his last years without a voice to let his ideas and his passions flow.

  2. Eloise, I read of H.Wayne’s death and am so regretful and sorry for his loss for you and your family. 34 years together is a precious thing. God was so good to both of you to have such a life together. I will pray for strength and courage for you and hope sincerely that you are ok and know that there are many of us thinking of you.
    Joyce Anderson Henderson
    34 Owsley Rd.
    Rineyville, Ky. 40162

  3. Wayne Smith became our friend when he married Eloise . We loved her and if she loved Wayne, so did we. Wayne was a “Classy’ man. He was a visionary developer, attracted others to his projects and didn’t disappoint.
    He was completed with Eloise’s charm, sense of humor, her fidelity to family, and willingness to partner him. They were ‘soulmates’ for 30+ years. Our continued prayers go to Eloise and family for future happiness.
    Wayne : Thanks for being our friend. We’ll miss you. M/M Crawford

  4. H. Wayne’s ability to see up ahead and around corners bordered on magical. After hearing his latest idea, presented as only he could, one’s amusement turned to intrigue and then amazed admiration. But by then he was pitching his newer idea.

    What a privilege to collaborate with him and his brother,

  5. I was a classmate (EHS Class of ’65) of Wayne’s. He was shy and sweet and nice to everyone. My condolences to his loved ones.

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