AULANDER, NC – Wayne Anderson Emory, age 71, passed away on December 2, 2018 at his home.
Mr. Emory was born on May 24, 1947 to Claude Emory and Nannie Smith Emory in Northampton County, NC. Wayne married the love of his life May 11, 1968 and to this marriage one son was born, Jeff that was the apple of his eye. They were happily married for 5o years. Wayne enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was an avid sports fan watching on TV or playing, Wayne was an active member of Aulander Baptist Church as long as his health permitted, serving in many capacities. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Leroy Emory, his mother, Nannie Smith Pendergraft, and his granddaughter, Rhett Emory.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Janet, his son, Jeff Emory and wife Angela of Charleston, SC; grandson, Drew Emory; granddaughter, Reese Emory; two brothers, Wesley Emory and wife Cathy of Woodland, and Tim Emory and wife Sandra of Kelford; and sister, Debbie Joyner of Sims, NC.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 3:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Aulander Chapel, Aulander, NC, with , Pastor Greg Hurdle officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the March of Dimes, 1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 1300, Arlington, VA 22202 or online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Emory family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
The family will receive friends following the service.
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