Johnnie “Wayne” Hayes

October 22, 1951 - May 3, 2019
Johnnie “Wayne” Hayes

Johnnie “Wayne” Hayes, 67, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3rd 2019.

“Wayne” was born on October 22, 1951 in Lumberton, the son of the late Johnnie Hayes.

Wayne was a tough, but loving man. Childhood took Wayne down many paths, eventually leading him to join the United States Army. As a communication specialist in Vietnam, Wayne developed a strong work ethic. That same work ethic stayed with Wayne as he later became a successful carpenter for over 30 years.

Wayne had a great love for family, especially his children. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hayes. Sons, Curtis (Gail), Jason (Cindy), Jonathan and daughter Emmy.
Affectionately known as “Poppy”, Wayne has 5 grandchildren: Kendall, Morgan, Shawn, Savannah, and Harper. Wayne also leaves behind a sister, Carolyn (Richard), who was often by his side to provide care as his health declined.

A special thank you to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and the nursing staff from the Oncology floor at NHRMC.

Lastly, the other great love in Waynes life was his love of music, particularly Merle Haggard…… “And thats the way love goes.”

No service is planned at this time.

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  • May 07, 2019
    Martie Cabral says:
    We never met Wayne but we have the privilege of knowing his daughter, Emmy. We love her as one of our own family: daughter, sister, friend. She is the most selfless and caring person so her father had to be a great dad to raise such a beautiful human being.

  • May 07, 2019
    Sandra says:
    My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bibles promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15. If you would like to learn more about the wonderful promises found in the Bible, please visit