Dwayne Smith "Smitty"

Obituary of Dwayne C. Smith "Smitty"

Dress to impress!  Smitty loved Hawaiin shirts and shorts and he would love to have you wear them to the funeral home!



Wayland – Dwayne C. “Smitty” Smith, 60 years of age, passed away early Sunday evening, July 21, 2019 at the Vincent House Comfort Care Facility surrounded by his loving family.


Smitty was born December 13, 1958 in Neptune, NJ the son of Donald J. Sr. and Frances (Tedesco) Smith.  He grew up in N. Cohocton and was a 1976 graduate of Wayland Central School and graduated from Alfred State College with a degree in Liberal Arts.  Smitty served his country in the United States Navy from 1977-1979.  He moved to Wayland for many years and then lived on Conesus Lake for 12 years prior to moving back to Wayland a couple years ago.  Smitty was the owner / operator of the St. James Tavern for 9 years prior to becoming the owner / operator of Smitty’s Pop and Hops Shop in Wayland for 24 years.  He loved cooking and Smitty’s Famous Chicken Barbeque was served in several counties for all kinds of parties and get togethers.  There was a lot of “love” that went into his cooking! Smitty was a lover of music and musicians, especially Irish Folk and Bluegrass.  He traveled all around the United States and abroad; Australia, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, the Philippines and all the states within the US.  He also enjoyed living and boating on Conesus Lake.


Smitty had an affinity for vans as he named them all and he was a “searcher” of rocks!  He loved talking to people; loved to live life; but most of all he loved his family and was very proud of his children!  His family, friends and the local community will miss Smitty……


Smitty was pre-deceased by his father, Donald J. Smith Sr.  He is survived by Renee Smith, his loving wife of 36 years, of Livonia; his children, Eric Smith of Livonia, Elijiah Smith (Kalli Snodgrass) of Kanona and Elise Smith of Rochester; his grandchildren, Kayla, Elliana and Winston; his mother, Frances Smith of NJ; his mother and father in law, Ruth and Ralph Kilsdonk of Dansville; his siblings, Donna Smith of Farmington, DJ Smith of FL, Deanna (Hans) Sperling of NJ, Darin Smith of NC and Dean (Janet) Smith of SC; several nieces and nephews; along with several in-laws and “outlaws;  and many close friends within several communities.


Smitty’s family and friends may call Thursday from 4-8pm at the St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland.   His funeral service will be Friday at 11am at the funeral home with Reverend Dr. Derek Davis officiating.  In lieu of flowers, contirbutions in memory of Smitty may be made to the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, NY 14572. 

Visitation / Calling Hours

Thursday July 23, 2019 4-8pm St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday July 24, 2019 11am St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home
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