Dennis Wayne Smith

May 20, 1939 ~ February 18, 2019 (age 79)

Dennis Wayne Smith was born May 20, 1939 in Coal Hollow, West Newton, a son of the late Robert “Hoppy” and Hunteretta (Boyd) Smith.  He was catholic by faith.  He had many jobs, construction worker at MacDill AFB and Yocam Batteries in Florida; Harrell Batteries in Arlington, Virginia; B&O Railroad as signalman; Ocean #5 Coal Mine; Piovesan Construction; and Lowes in Belle Vernon.  He had a talent working with stained glass, creating beautiful lamps and pictures.  He leaves his wife, Joann (Sirofchuck) Smith; a son, Dwayne (Linda) Smith; a daughter, Jaylene Batchko; a grandson, Douglas Batchko, Jr.; a granddaughter, Jessica (Cody) Mamrak; six great grandchildren, Dorian, Elena, Julia, and Hunter Batchko, and Alexander and Katarina Mamrak; sisters, Judie Backstrom and Mayetta Gross; sister-in-law, Ruth Smith; brother-in-law, Fred (Christine) Broach; a nephew Donald Broach; and Cricket, his cat.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Danny Hunter “Cuppy” Smith; and brothers, Robert and Thomas Smith.  Dennis was overcome with Alzheimer’s disease many years ago.  We want to thank the caregivers at Walnut Ridge Memory Care and Bridges Hospice.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements entrusted to the J. William McCauley Jr. Funeral Home, West Newton.    Condolences may be left at

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