Obituary for Wayne Lester Caviness

Wayne Lester Caviness, age 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC. He is now enjoying the presence of his Lord and Saviour.

Born August 25, 1953 in Biloxi, Mississippi, Wayne was the son of the late Lester and Helen Caviness.

During Wayne’s career, he served 4 years in the US Air Force achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Following his military service, he worked as a Central Office Technician for Windstream Communications acquiring the nickname “Mainframe” from his co-workers for his outstanding ability. He retired from his long-held position after 40 years. He enjoyed collecting coffee mugs and shirts from his travels, spending time in the outdoors, acquiring knowledge (especially of history), and working with his hands. He made himself a man of many talents, and would willingly help and teach others with the skills and knowledge he acquired. For over forty years, he faithfully taught the Bible for Children’s programs and served as a Deacon in his local church. He was known for being a man of excellence and integrity in all things.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 40 years: Lynn Wester Caviness; two sons: Philip Caviness and wife Judy, Stephen Caviness and wife Melinda; daughter: Sarah Duvdevani and husband Shai; eleven grandchildren: Matthew, Payton, Aaron, Ethan, Lauryn, Chloe, Brenna, Ian, Grayson, Austin and Noga.

A funeral service will be held at 3pm Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Caviness family. 

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