Winslow Wayne Smith

October 27, 1929 ~ October 31, 2016

Winslow Wayne Smith, 87, of Sulphur passed away on October 31, 2016 at Grand Cove nursing home.  Winslow lived in Maplewood since the early 1940’s.  He retired from Cities Service Oil Refinery after working 37 years.  Winslow served his country in the United States Air Force for 4 years.  He was a member of the American Legion, Louisiana Sheriff Honorary Membership program, Nagoya/Komaki Air Force Base Reunion Association and a member of Maplewood United Methodist Church.  Winslow loved to watch his grandchildren play soccer.  Winslow was a graduate of Sulphur High School and attended McNeese.

Winslow is survived by his two daughters, Victoria “Vicki” Smith Holder and husband Steve and Melissa Smith Tarasiewicz; grandchildren, Jason Wayne Holder and fiance’ Kara, Ashleigh Holder Fontenot and husband Wade, John Joseph Tarasiewicz, III and wife Haley and Lauren Tarasiewicz; 1 great grandchild, Chloe Schexnider and one on the way; brother in law and sister in law, John and Alice Whiting; brother in law, Eddie Sonnier; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Suzanne Whiting Smith; his parents, G.W. and Lillian Freeny Smith; infant daughter, Cassandra Smith; one sister, Sally Smith Sonnier; one sister in law, Rebecca Lee Whiting; and one son in law, John Joseph “Joey” Tarasiewicz, Jr. 

Services for Winslow will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10 AM at Maplewood United Methodist Church with Pastor Roger Templeton officiating.  Burial will be in Prien Memorial Park Cemetery in Lake Charles under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.   The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 5-8 PM at the church.

Thank you to Stonebridge Assisted Living, Grand Cove nursing home and Brighton Bridge Hospice for their excellent care of our father. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Maplewood United Methodist Church.

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  1. Vicki, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a sweet man. It's so hard to let them go, but know you did everything you could to make him comfortable and at peace. Love you and I'll be keeping you and family in my prayers!!

  2. Dear Vicki, We are so sorry for your loss. No matter how long our parents have lived or how ill they may have been, that final goodbye is never easy. You and your family are in our prayers. May God hold each of you close these next days. With love, Myra & Dale Nunnally (Drew sends his love & prayers too!)

  3. Vicki and Melissa, I was saddened to learn of Winslow's death. I am sure you have many happy memories to cherish.

  4. To VICKI and family, I didn't know Mr. Winslow Smith, but I like to express my sincere condolences to the family and close friends. Death is truly an enemy just as the Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 . No doubt, you have many fond memories which will resurface from time to time, then the memory becomes a treasure. Hold on to those treasures of your dear loved one, they will help you during these distressing and difficult time now and times ahead. May the memories of which you shared with your loved one remain close to your family heart.

  5. Vicki and Melissa, I was saddened to learn of your Winslow's death. I am sure you have many happy memories to cherish.

  6. To Mr. Smith's family: May you find all the necessary comfort to help you cope with your loss. Psalm 46:1 states: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress". Rely on him and you'll have the strength to keeping going. Moreover, note what his word tells us about the future in John 5:28,29. "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". He promises us that we will be able to see our dead loved ones again. Imagine when that day becomes a reality.

  7. Vicki and Melissa So very sorry for the loss of your father. He was such a gentleman and always such a sweetie. He can never b replaced but I'm sure always in your hearts. I lost my dad in July. I miss him everyday and know he is always with me. I will keep you and yours in my prayers Vera Hollier

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