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Obituary for Willis Wayne Smith

DURHAM: Willis Wayne Smith, 74, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Brookshire Nursing Center in Hillsborough. He was born in Durham, the son of the late James and Ella Williams Smith. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Timothy Smith; sister, Joyce Glisson; and brothers, Harris “HW” Glisson and James Smith, “Jr”.

Mr. Smith is survived by his son, Richard Wayne Smith; daughter, Regina Yvonne Smith; and grandchildren, David Anthony Smith, Rick Smith, Brittany Smith, Adam Bessette.

The family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Home in Durham on Tuesday, October 3rd from 12:00 to 1:30pm. A graveside service will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Willis Wayne Smith at State Employees Credit Union.

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Visitation Prior the the Service




12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Graveside Service




2:00 PM
Oak Grove Memorial Gardens

3712 Cheek Road
Durham, North Carolina 27704

Cemetery Details


Oak Grove Memorial Gardens

3712 Cheek Road
Durham, North Carolina 27704


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