Wayne Ferrell Kuhne, 69, of Wilmington, N.C.

Wayne Ferrell Kuhne

Wayne Ferrell Kuhne, 69, of Wilmington, N.C. passed away on Tuesday September 10, 2013 after a very short battle with esophageal cancer.

A service celebrating his life and legacy will be held on Saturday September 14th at 11:00am at Port City Community Church where he both attended and served as a staff member.

A family visitation will be offered on Friday evening September 13th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Atrium at Port City Community Church (250 Vision Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28403). There will be no graveside ceremony or burial. Cremation arrangements will be handled by Andrews Mortuary.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sue Kuhne. His oldest son Jim F. Kuhne and his wife Tammy of Charleston, S.C. and grandchildren Ryan and his wife Zhenya and Brittney Kuhne. His middle child Pam S. Black of Fayetteville, Ga. and grandchildren Matthew and Heather Price and Hannah Sanders, and great-grandson Matthew Price Jr. His youngest son Chris W. Kuhne and his wife Cindy of Wilmington, N.C. and grandchildren Mackenzie, Caleb and Annie Grace Kuhne.

Wayne is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Robert Kuhne of San Diego, Calif., Melba Beasley of Surprise, Ariz., Glenn Kuhne of McDonough, Ga. and Carrie Cook of Farmington, Conn. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents George and Era Kuhne, of Riverdale, Ga.

Wayne was born on March 3, 1944 in Anniston, Ala. and is the third of five children. He grew up in both Alabama and New York. He graduated from College Park High School after his family finally settled in south Atlanta area. He served our country in the Army from 1962 to 1964 as a Military Police Officer stationed in Germany.

After marrying the love of his life in 1968 he settled in Fayetteville, Ga. After 38 years with the same company, Wayne retired from his job with JWI Group in Jonesboro, Ga. In 2008 He and his wife Sue moved to Wilmington, N.C. to serve on the staff at Port City Community Church as the Facilities Manager where his son Chris also serves as Worship Pastor.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Port City Community Church for the Wayne Kuhne Memorial Fund (please indicate on the memo line).