Wayne Surrett

Friday, September 8, 1939 - Friday, October 29, 2021

A Man Well Loved

Photo of Wayne Surrett  - 1939-2021

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.

Condolences from family and friends

Linda, You are your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy Warren
Wayne was such a blessing to me and we were close did alot of trading he will be truly missed by everyone who new him
Curtis surrett
So sorry for your lose. I know that he will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Kelly & Robin Mathis
I remember being a kid and my papaw beaver going to Wayne's house and them talking about some car or truck, and as I got older I got the privilege to call him my grandfather in law!!! He was always so good to me and all 7 children, I still have the little red rocking chair he put together for Austin 14 years ago. He will be greatly missed and I send my condolences to all the family and friends in this hard time.
LoriAnne Surrett
In this time of sorry, there is only Jesus Christ, to take the pain and hurt in your heart away, me and tina, are praying for you and your family.
Bob Kirkland
Thoughts and prayers for Wayne's family. Wayne was a good Friend and Buddy! He will be greatly missed by many who knew him.
Carroll Breece
Moving to Haywood County was so good to me because I got to meet so many people on my uncles side of family and Wayne just happened to be one of them…he was such a kind gentlemen to me snd excited to meet me after years of not seeing me with Eula Dee and uncle Carl…
Donnell Harris(Carl and Eula dee Surrett neice)
Moving to Haywood County was so good to me because I got to meet so many people on my uncles side of family and Wayne just happened to be one of them…he was such a kind gentlemen to me snd excited to meet me after years of not seeing me with Eula Dee and uncle Carl…
Donnell Harris(Carl and Eula dee Surrett neice)
Freddie so sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family...keep your head up and stay strong
Kenneth Crowe
Dear Surrett family, Our hearts are heavy with sadness and prayers for your family. Wayne was the best neighbor and friend a person could have. He and his family were big help to Lucille, Michael and Clifton. Wayne will be missed terribly. Seen him a lot at Hardee's on Saturday getting a biscuit we would sit and talk while eating. Countless times we depended on him for different things. We loved Wayne and will miss him. God bless you and your family. With sympathy the Mills family
Clifton & Lynn Mills
I will miss Wayne I danced with him on several occasions all my love and prayers to the family
Renee Randall