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.