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“I will never forget how much I learned from Wayne. We had so many great memories working in the Flooring Business. I can't believe how many times a...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Reuben Blanton - Shelby, NC

“Great memories. Rest In Peace! ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Glenn Petty - Parker, CO - family

“Our thoughts & prayers of comfort to the Whitaker family during your time of sadness.Carolyn Holman Adam Hammond ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Adam Hammond - Rhodhiss, NC

“Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one Take comfort in the Biblical hope expressed at John 6:40. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: A

“Tamara and Mary Ruth, I was saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. I always looked up to him because of the way he lived his life. Wayne was always...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jane Humphries Leese - Apex, NC

“Our prayers are with your precious family. Wayne was such a beautiful soul. So very kind and giving. We are so blessed to have met him through the...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Ken & Rhonda Greco - Lawndale, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tammy Darnell - Shelby, NC

“I am so sorry to hear of Waynes passing. He was a wonderful man and always shared his love of Christ with others. All of you will be in my prayers. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Whitener Pressley - Shelby, NC

“Mary Ruth, John and I were saddened to learn that Wayne had left this old world. We didn't know Wayne personally until he covered our kitchen...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Andrea McSwain - Shelby, NC

“Micah 6:8 - He has told you, mankind, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss but hold on to the memories and cherish every moment. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jackie Dixon - Earl, NC - friend

“May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. The Family is in our Thoughts and...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Rick and Lisa Packard - Shelby, NC


Wayne was born on November 14, 1939 and passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Wayne was a resident of North Carolina at the time of passing.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 22 years, Mary Ruth Webb Whitaker; a daughter, Tamara McCurry and husband Gene of Earl; a step daughter, Chrissy Allen and husband Perry of Shelby; a stepson, Butch Packard and wife Jennifer of Myrtle Beach SC.; three brothers, Luie Whitaker and wife Mary Ann, Myles Whitaker and wife Doris, and Elmer Whitaker and wife Millie all of Shelby; a sister, Martha Hamrick and husband Ron of Shelby; two grandchildren, Courtney McCurry and Cody McCurry; step grandchild, Jordan Packard; and a host of nieces and nephews Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm at Sandy Plains Baptist Church on Thursday, May 16, 2019 with Rev. Chase Robinson and Myles Whitaker officiating. Burial will follow at Sandy Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory. CECIL M. BURTON FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY 106 CHERRYVILLE RD. Shelby, North Carolina 28150-4208 Sandy Plains.

Memorials can be made to: Sandy Plains Baptist Church Mission and Benevolence, 2112 New House Road, Shelby NC 28150.

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