Dewayne Smith

September 8, 1971 – November 4, 2017

Dewayne Smith, age 46, of Gatesville, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 10, 2017, at Coryell Community Church. Burial followed at Union Valley Cemetery near Gatesville. Dewayne was born on September 8, 1971, in Irving. He grew up in Belton and graduated from Belton High School in 1989. He married Julia Brooks on May 1, 1999, at the House That God Built Church in Gatesville. He was self-employed as a paint contractor. Dewayne loved and was proud of his family. He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing and hunting. His main passion was coaching softball and watching his children compete in anything. He was deeply committed and growing in the grace and knowledge of God. Romans 5:20: “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound, but where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” and Romans 6. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margie Faye Smith. He is survived by his wife, Julia; father, Wilfred Dale Smith and wife, Jan of Gatesville; children, Mitchell Wayne Welborn of Tennessee, Chesney Grace Smith, Grant Nelson Smith, Kinsey Ellen Smith and Jacoby Dale Smith, all of Gatesville; sister, Tammy Janelle Hayes; and step-sister, Tiffany Turner. Memorials may be made to the Gatesville Little League Association, Attn: Seth, 110 N. 8th St., Gatesville, TX 76528.

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