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Wayne Norman Smith, Adair Co., KY native (1936-2016)
He was a member of a highly regarded Adair County, KY family. He was the son of the late Willis and Annice Grant Smith. His wife, Bonnie Hall Smith, survives. He leaves five direct living descendants. He was a member of the Campbellsville Christian Church and 1954 graduate of Adair County High School. He received the first baseball scholarship awarded by Western Kentucky University and graduated from there in 1958. He was a former school teacher having taught in Adair County where he also served as the Assistant Basketball Coach. Following teaching, he began a career as a basketball official and for twenty-four years he served in that position with the SEC and four other conferences in twenty-eight states and also served in the NCAA and NIT Tournaments. In 1969 he was a backup official for the Final Four.
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Wayne Norman Smith, age 79, of Campbellsville, KY, passed away at 3:05pmET, Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the Village of Lebanon Nursing Home, Lebanon, KY.
A graveside service will be held at 2pmCT/3pmET, Saturday, January 9, 2016, on Cemetery Hill in Springfield, with Rev. Michael O’Neil, pastor of the Campbellsville Baptist Church, officiating.
He was a native of Adair County, born on September 8, 1936. He was the son of the late Willis and Annice Grant Smith. He died Saturday, January 2, 2016, in Lebanon, Marion County, KY, at the age of 79 years, three months, and 25 days. He was a member of the Campbellsville Christian Church and 1954 graduate of Adair County High School. He received the first baseball scholarship awarded by Western Kentucky University and graduated from there in 1958.
He was a former school teacher having taught in Adair County where he also served as the Assistant Basketball Coach. Following teaching, he began a career as a basketball official and for twenty-four years he served in that position with the SEC and four other conferences in twenty-eight states and also served in the NCAA and NIT Tournaments. In 1969 he was a backup official for the Final Four.
Preceding him in death was a daughter, Kelli E. Smith, on January 12, 2015 and a sister, Barbara Jean Corbin.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Hall Smith, and the following:
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