Wayne Russell McGaha

Died: Fri., Aug. 17, 2012


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 21, 2012
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 22, 2012

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Wayne Russell McGaha (Hoss), 54, of the Alarka Community passed away Friday, August 17th, 2012 at his residence. A native of Swain County, he was the son of Norma McGaha of Bryson City, and the late Charles McGaha. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Freewill Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved his dogs Maggie and Ebony.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 23 years Jackie McGaha; one daughter Mandy Anthony and husband Brian of Asheville, NC; one granddaughter Peyton Anthony of Asheville, NC; three brothers Charles Lee (Chea) McGaha and wife Rachel of Bryson City, Ronnie McGaha and wife Sue of Franklin, NC, and Gary McGaha and wife Brenda of Anderson, SC; 11 nieces and nephews; Lots of Loved Ones, and a dear and very special friend Donnie Winchester.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at Mt. Vernon Freewill Baptist Church. Revs. Tim Barker, Jeff Waldroup, and Jimmy Lambert will officiate with burial at Swain Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until finished Tuesday at the Church.

Pallbearers will be Randy Barker, Jeremy Stephenson, Mike (Hippie) Gregory, K.L. (Beefy) Rogers, Jimmy Wilson, and Austin Greene.

An online register is available at www.crispfuneralhome.org

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Jerry Tyner and Family
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Our sincere condolences to Wayne''''s family. We pray for God''''s comfort, understanding, peace and grace in your great time of loss. Wayne will be
truly missed by us. You know I never met Wayne without a smile or something good to say everytime we met. Again, our heart felt condolences.
Romans 8:28.

Neil and Christian Denman
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Our condolences on your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
With love,
Neil and Christian

Gale Thomas
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
My thoughts & prayers are with the family during this trying time. Jackie, Ronnie, Chea & Rachael, just know I love all of you. Wayne was a super guy & will be missed.

Charles and Wilma Stephenson
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family,with Love.

Harold & Cheri and Savannah Cloer
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Jackie we love you. We are really going to miss Wayne alot. It wont be the same seeing Wayne drive by and throw up his hand with Ebony and Maggie. If you need us we are here for you. Savannah and I can be up their in a flash. We Love you !!

Lynn M
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
We will miss Wayne so much!!!! He had sweet words for me last time I talked to him. He told me he was glad to see back on the softball field!!!!!! We are truly sorry for this families loss.

Glenda Crump Hughes
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wayne was loved and will be missed. Jackie, Ronnie, I think of our days of playing ball often.

Michael Hopkins & Family
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I met Wayne on the softball field may years ago and you could not find a better man or person. Wayne will be missed but never forgot.

James & Kathy Greenwood
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Family I spent many a day on the ball field with my friend Wayne,playing
against and several years we played on the same team. Never met a good
a man as Wayne. We kind of got older and lost touch over the years which
I do regret. My sincere condolences and me and Kathy will certainly keep your family in our prayers. It was a blessing and honor just to know this man--- Wayne McGaha

Patty Cochran Mason
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Dear Jackie,
And The McGaha Family:

My Heart & Soul goes out to you for your loss. Wayne was a dear friend to me and will always have a special place in my heart. I will always cherish the wonderful times on the ball field, and ballgames on Sundays while visiting Grandma & Grandpa on Alarka. Jackie & Ronnie I think about our ball tournaments often, and all the good times we had. Wayne will forever be missed, but never forgotten. God Rest His Soul.

Love Always,
Patty Cochran Mason

Fannie Wiggins
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family Jackie. May Wayne rest in God's arm and let God's love touch and comfort you in the days to come.I am here if you need anything. Love you. God bless.

Jabbo Pressley
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Dear family, I had the pleasure of working with Wayne for many years at the D.O.T. For the past 15 years I was the Maintenance Supervisor in Henderson County, and this is where I got to know Wayne. He was a great guy to work with and will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Jabbo Pressley

   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We lost a real good man and friend who taught me alot on and off the ball field. Wayne you will be missed big man..

Mike and Sharon Heffner
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
Sharon and I are truly sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I certainly am glad I had the chance to know Wayne and all the McGaha family, some of the finest people I have ever met. We had lots of good times on the ball fields - playing for the Pards with Wayne, Big Chea and Ronnie, with Rachel in the stands supporting us all. Time does get away from us, but I will always remember fondly the times we were together.
May God bless you all - you are in our prayers.

Sharon Ball
   Posted Thu August 23, 2012
Dear Jackie Mandy and family, Just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear about Wayne. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. May God bless and keep you.

Regina & Steve Howell
   Posted Sun August 26, 2012
I realize no words can help when your hweart hurts so from the pain of losing a loved one. Lean to God, He is the Comforter. Know that the entire family is in our prayers.

David Morgan
   Posted Tue August 28, 2012
Just want you all to know that you are in my prayers. I played softball against Wayne for a number of years and he was one of the hardest men to get out I''ve ever seen. He always gave 100%. He was a winner on the field & off. Now he is playing SB with Jesus. What a place to be. May God Be With You All.