Robert Wayne Jones
It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Wayne Jones announce his sudden passing on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the age of 64.
Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Della Strickland Jones; children, Adam Stamper Jones, Robert Parker Jones, Dory Gray Jones; grandchildren, James Paxx Jones, Emma Kay Jones, Parker Gray Jones; brother, Douglas (Paulette) Jones; sister, Cindy (Katherine) Faust; step-brothers, Donald Wayne Faust, Tony Randall Faust; aunts, Evelyn “Tootsie” Atkinson and Louise “Pete” Sullivan; niece, Buffie Jones Barnett; special cousin, Dennis Atkinson; soon to be daughter-in-law, Carrie Batchelor; step-father, Bill Faust; sister-in-law, Donna Johnson; mother-in-law, Doris Strickland. Wayne will be deeply missed by Suzie-Q, his beloved dog, who laid by his side until his very last day.
Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Gray “Tina” Bland Faust; father, William Russell Jones; nephew, William Daniel Jones; best-friend, Joe Kornegay Jr; step-brother, Bill Faust Jr.
Wayne graduated from James Kenan High School in 1975. Upon graduating from East Carolina University in 1980, Wayne began his career as an Environmental Health Specialist. Wayne went on to work for the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources for many years, where he investigated lead and cases of lead poisoning. Wayne was a devoted Greenbay Packers and ECU Pirate football fan. Wayne was extremely passionate about music, his favorite bands were The Beatles and The Who. Wayne loved his family dearly, he especially loved being a daddy and granddaddy.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Blands BBQ in Warsaw, NC.
A private family service will take place afterwards.
Memorial Donations in Wayne’s name may be made to Pet Friends of Duplin County PO Box 152 Wallace, NC 28466. Donations can also be made online at http://www.petfriendsonline.org/donate-2.
12/13/2021 03:34:34 pm
My love, thoughts and prayers to Della, Stamper, Parker and Dory during this time. May God grant your hearts peace and understanding 🙏🏾♥ 💔
12/13/2021 04:02:26 pm
I was sad to learn of the passing of Wayne. What a guy!, You can insert your own Wayne Jones story here. He loved his family. He loved his wife, his kids, his mother, he loved Warsaw, James Kenan, ECU and the Green Bay Packers with passion. He loved my brother; giving the eulogy at his funeral. They are both laughing at my saying they loved one another. I hope Wayne’s family and friends take comfort in knowing they enjoyed watching the Packers beat the Bears Sunday night. My thoughts are with all who knew and loved Wayne.
Aretha E Glaspie
12/14/2021 02:22:57 am
My condolences to the family 🙏🏼❤️. Wayne will be sorly missed,he was like a second father to my son. ( Jimmie Glaspie) who loved him dearly. When Jay as we called him played football at James kenan and scored a touchdown, Wayne would attach the last name Jones to let everyone know that, that was his other son as well ❤️. He was one of a kind and will be missed.
12/14/2021 06:22:12 am
I truly considered Wayne to be a friend. He was a very special person who knew how to enjoy life and had the children of North Carolina in his heart when he was charged to investigate for lead poisoning hazards. I know he will be missed. May God because of the promise and sacrifice that was made through Christ welcome him into his Kingdom.
12/14/2021 02:17:57 pm
12/14/2021 08:52:46 pm
I was sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a good coworker. He truly cared about lead poisoned children and their families when investigating lead poisoning hazards in their homes while working in our state's Lead Program. He loved his family and spoke lovingly of them often. He was a good person and I know he will be missed.
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