Wayne Curtis Smith was born in Philadelphia PA to Arthur Smith I and Gloria Patricia Smith, both of whom preceded him in death. He attended. Schools in the city of Philadelphia and graduated from South Philadelphia high in 1971. Following high school Wayne held a long standing employment history as a longshoreman at PhilaPort Marine Terminal from 1975 until 2018 when he retired.
In 1974 Wayne became a father to his first daughter Chrishetta. A year later was the arrival of his second daughter Marquia. On November 11, 1980 Wayne married Deloris Ann Gamble, as well as a father to his son Asmon and daughter Jasmin.
Wayne took pride in being a grandfather to Quiaira, Damon II, Dillon, Liam, Ramaya, Ramon Jr. Nova Drew and a special bundle of joy due this year on his birthday R.J.
To cherish his memories he leaves his siblings Arthur II, Eileen, Pierce, Gloria, Victoria and Marcus. He also leaves behind two aunts Deloris and Elizabeth along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.