Wayne Ernest Greenough

August 9, 1936 - August 26, 2014
Wayne Ernest Greenough


Wayne Ernest Greenough 78, of Hampstead, NC passed from this life on August 26, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Born in Medford, MA. He was the son of the late Walter E Greenough and Annie Pearl Eden. He is survived by his wife, Loretta,Son, Wayne Eric and Wife, Gail, son Scott Mathew and wife Erin, three grandchildren Thomas, Holly and Eliza and his brother, Dr. R. Clive Greenough and stepbrother, David R. Wilson.

Wayne attended Southern Methodist University and Boston University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, served his country
In Germany and the Army Reserves. Wayne Spent his career as an officer of the Hartford Ins. Group. He also was employed at the Aetna as A Business analyst. Wayne was a faithful member of the
Hampstead United Methodist Church serving on various Committees. He was a member of the Olde Point Country Club for many years. He also was an ardent fan of The New England Patriots and The Boston Red Sox. Wayne loved his God, Country and family. He was a devoted father and husband and is greatly missed by his family and friends who loved him dearly. Many thanks to Debbie and Evalina who took
such good care of him.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The
family will greet friends at 10:00 A.M. service to begin at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the HUMC building Fund. 15395 Hwy 17 N. Hampstead, NC 28443.

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  • August 29, 2014
    Ellie Hess says:
    When I think of Wayne, I remember how hard he worked to educate the citizens of Hampstead on the subject of incorporation. He used that same strength to fight his illness this past year. May he rest in peace and may the love of your family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.

  • April 10, 2015
    Eric Holm says:
    Dear Loretta and family - It was my privilege and pleasure to play bridge with Wayne once a week for several years. He was a pleasure to play with, but more importantly, he became a very good friend. I will miss him very much. During a period in which I worked in Wilmington, but my family was in the Charlotte area, Wayne and Loretta were gracious enough to invite me to dinner before bridge several times in their lovely home. It was almost like being adopted - they could not have been more kind. During the years that I had the pleasure of Wayne's company, I found him to be charming - always ready with a story, and often passionate about his Red Sox and Patriots. Perhaps what I shall remember most is the sheer glee he radiated at the bridge table when he thought he had pulled a fast one on the opponents. It was never mean, but it was obvious that it brought him (and me) great pleasure. Wayne was one of a kind, and the world is a poorer place in his absence.

  • September 06, 2014
    Rosemarie Bonk says:
    Dear Loretta and family, Joop and I are sorry for the passing on of Wayne. He was always a gentleman - I always enjoyed playing bridge with him, a challenging opponent. May the peace of the Lord be with you always. With love and in prayer, Rosemarie Bonk

  • September 05, 2014
    Mary Anne Opalski says:
    Loretta, My heart is reaching out to you and your family in sympathy and prayer. May God be with you and comfort you in your sorrow. Wayne will be dearly missed.

  • September 05, 2014
    Althea Greaney says:
    Dear Loretta, Wayne and Scott and families, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We pray that God's love will comfort and sustain you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. So many things change. Love and Friendship are eternal. With love, Althea and Kevin