A Man Well Loved
Clyde- Wayne Surrett, age 82, passed away Friday, October 29, 2021 and entered into the arms of his Lord and Saviour.
Wayne was born September 8, 1939 in Buncombe County and was the son of the late Fred Surrett and the late Lottie Surrett Williams. He had made his home in Haywood County most of his life and had been employed with Winfield Lumber Company in Canton for more than 30 dedicated years and he later retired from Lea Industries in Waynesville. Wayne was blessed with a wonderful personality and he made friends everywhere he went. He enjoyed farming and also took great care of raising and caring for all his animals on the farm. Wayne was also a great auto mechanic and he spent endless hours repairing and fixing his cars. He was definitely a fan of country music and Wayne could often be found on Friday nights at Canton’s Pickin’ in the Park or at Pickin in the Armory during the winter season. He was proud of his mountain heritage and Wayne loved to dance. Participating in the annual Wagon Train was also a happy time for Wayne and he always looked forward to sharing these happy memories with friends and family. Mr. Surrett was a man of strong faith and he was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Leicester. Wayne was a good man and a hard worker, always giving his best. He loved his family with all his heart and they will always cherish the memory of his soft spoken words and the kind smile on his face. We give thanks for the life of Wayne Surrett and what he has meant to each of us. We will miss him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Gantt; his brother, Cecil Surrett; a half-brother, Billy Williams, and his beloved girlfriend of 17 years, Deb Miller.
Surviving are his children, Freddie Surrett and Tela of Weaverville, Linda Beck and Jeff of Canton, Cindy Chastain and John of Clyde and Patricia Surrett of Canton; grandchildren, Dakota Surrett, Blake Surrett, Taylor Boleen, Crystal Chastain, Josh Chastain and Aleitha Vecchio; great-grandchildren, Austin, Hunter, Noah, Tanner, Zander, Lakota, Cruz, Kailynn, Brayson, and Colter “Stoker”; former wife and mother of his children, Edna Williams Surrett of Canton; half-brothers, Carroll Williams and Shirley, Ted Williams and Sharon, Reed Williams and Carolyn, and Waynie Williams and Betty Jean.
The Surrett family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to Wayne’s special friends for always being there for him and remaining close throughout his life, J.R., Kenneth, Leroy, Carroll, Claude and Tonya. Also, his Hardee's breakfast buddies Everett and Ralph Reemes.
The funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Surrett will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Leicester. Pastor Ralph Reemes will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Surrett family.