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Wayne Thomas Thompson

Posted By Hall-Wynne On August 19, 2019 @ 9:13 am In Durham,Obituaries | 10 Comments

DURHAM – Wayne Thomas Thompson, 53, of Durham, passed away Thursday morning, August 15, 2019 at home with his fur babies, Loy, Simone and Barood by his side.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 3:00 pm Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Dr., Raleigh.

A native of Brooks, GA, Wayne was the son of Eugene and Doris Thompson. He was a 1983 graduate of Griffin High School, 1987 graduate of Mercer University and 1989 graduate of University of Georgia, Athens.  Wayne began his career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Residence Area Director. In 1991, Wayne move to Duke School of Nursing, then to Student Information Services and Systems (SISS), then recently to Duke Kunshan University in China as Associate Dean of Student Information Service & Systems.

Wayne is survived by his parents, a sister Teresa Musselwhite (Tommy) of Macon, GA, a brother Barry Thompson (Judy) of Griffin, GA and four nieces and nephews. His family of friends, Linda Evans, Anne Joyner, Jae Joyner, Lois Wright, Pam Watkins and Pat Vereen guided a host of others to provide care and support during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Music Department of Umstead Park United Church of Christ or to Sighthound Underground (sighthoundunderground.com).

Condolences for the family of “Wayne Thomas Thompson”

Condolence from Juliette Williams on August 19th, 2019 10:46 am

Dear Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Wayne was a dear friend and colleague. I am so grateful that I got to spend a few hours with him in late July. He will me missed.

Condolence from Linda Evans on September 20th, 2019 10:28 am

I Too Am Grateful to Have Met You,.
Wayne Sure Did Lots Of Smiling, Talking , Laughing Those Hours You Were Here With Him. A Special Gift Of Yourself , Time With Him, Kindness & Love.
Thanks and Blessing To You As Well.

Condolence from Robin Broadnax on August 19th, 2019 11:02 am

Wayne was my first boss out of college. To this day he is my best boss ever. I credit much of who I am today as a leader and what I do to the impact that Wayne had on me. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Ellen Wilbur on August 19th, 2019 3:11 pm

What a wonderful human being! Wayne will be greatly missed. He left the world a better place for having lived – no question. Prayers of comfort and peace to all of his family, friends, and loyal fur babies.

Condolence from Quita edwards on August 19th, 2019 4:25 pm

I am so sorry for such a great loss. I know he will be missed by many. He left his footprints for many for follow. With love and prayers for all family members.

Condolence from Jayne miller on August 19th, 2019 6:10 pm

Wayne touched so many with his kindness, smiles, and thoughtfulness. He spread sunshine and love where ever he went. He give to me words of wisdom that helped me through a very tough time and for that I am forever grateful. What a beautiful human being. His love for the fur babies was never ending. His light will shine on. Sending Love, prayers and strength to the family and friends

Condolence from Faye Fogarty Iverson on August 20th, 2019 6:48 am

Mr. & Mrs. Thompson I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up riding the school bus and going to church with Wayne. Always a kind, smart guy. May God give you peace until you meet again in Heaven.

Condolence from Wayne Gaddy on August 22nd, 2019 8:03 pm

Wayne was a real special person. He and I went to Pullen Baptist Church together when he lived Raleigh. Such sweet memories of a great person and friend. The world is less now that he is gone. Rest easy friend until I see you again.

Condolence from Walt Bost on August 24th, 2019 7:09 pm

I worked for Wayne at UNC when he was an area director, and he was always a wonderful boss and became my good friend as well. We stayed in contact throughout the years and he was always the most kind, giving, considerate and thoughtful friend. Know that he touched so many lives with his bright spirit and wonderful soul.

Condolence from Rick Bradley on August 26th, 2019 11:22 am

Although I had not seen Wayne in 23 years, I had to attend his memorial service yesterday to express my admiration for this friend. The fact that he impacted me in a way that I remember 23 years later speaks to the quality of this man’s character. It’s sad when a friend dies at a young age, but what I witnessed yesterday was what a full life Wayne experienced in his 53 years. So many family and friends who loved him! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you grieve the loss of this great person.

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