Dewaine “Kayo” Smith, 80, of Cape Girardeau passed away at his residence on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
Dewaine was born Feb. 4, 1941, in Fredericktown, Missouri, to the late Herschel D. “Tom” and Madge Bailey Smith. He and Carol Ann Heise were married June 27, 1992, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.
Dewaine grew up in Fredericktown, graduating from Fredericktown High School in the class of 1958. He moved to St. Louis and then to Scott City before residing in Cape.
He owned and operated Beltone Hearing Aids for several years before becoming a car salesman. He retired from Fisher Auto Parts in 2016.
Dewaine was an avid hunter and fisherman; he enjoyed his dog, Misty, and loved doing Honey-Do’s for Carol. Dewaine was a faithful member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church.
Loving survivors include his wife Carol Smith; two daughters, Cynthia (Thom) Baker of Columbia, Missouri, and Stephanie Syberg of St. Louis; two step sons, Mark (Minyo) Ticer of Cape Girardeau and Eric (Jodie) Ticer of Jackson; a sister, Kathy (Robert) Paulus of Columbia; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time, Friday, March 12, 2021, at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 12, 2021, at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Dehne officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
The family asks that memorials be made in Dewaine’s name to McCombs Funeral Home for funeral expenses.
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