Obituary: Charles "Chuck" R. Wayne |

Obituary: Charles "Chuck" R. Wayne

Charles (Chuck) R. Wayne went home to be with his Lord Sunday, January 15, 2012, at the age of 56.

Chuck was born in Fort Bragg, N. Carolina, on May 28 1955, the eldest son of Charles R. Wayne Sr. and Joyce Elaine Wayne. Chuck Wayne was very happily married for 35 very short years to Karen Faye Wayne whom he loved dearly. Together they raised 3 children, 2 sons Mathew, Justin, a daughter Michelle, and have 5 grandchildren.

Chuck Wayne is a devout Christian man, an accomplished musician, and the consummate teacher, unparalleled by any other. Chuck saw his musical ability as a gift from God to be used to teach others about his savior Jesus. He ran a local music business called Wayne’s Family Music in Gardnerville and Minden teaching music to 40 or more Students a week. Chuck was once music teacher at Douglas High school where he taught music at the high school level to many of our children. Many of his students have gone on to perform professionally in local bands in the area. Some of his high school students have become professional musicians forming their own band called ‘Buster Blue’. Chuck was very, very proud of all his students. Chuck was a member of many local bands and has contributed his talents to various artists over the years. He performed the worship music for many churches throughout the area and at the local senior center for the residents there, and rag time music in Virginia City. He will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him.

Chuck is preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Wayne. He is survived by his father, Charles Wayne; brother, David Wayne; and sisters, Carroll McGinnis and Gayle Dickson.

Services will be held at Hilltop Community Church on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11am. A pot luck luncheon will follow, all are welcome to attend.

For more information contact Bill Harmon at (775) 901-6344.