Wayne Nelson Amos passed away on February 12, 2021, at Lake Norman Hospital in Mooresville, N.C. He was born on April 10, 1946, in Alexandria, Va., and he grew up in Bentleyville, Pa.
Wayne graduated from Bentleyville High School in 1965 and then served for four years in the U.S. Army, which included a tour of duty in Vietnam. After being discharged from the Army, he also served for two years in the U.S. Navy.
Wayne worked as a machinist and metal fabricator in Florida, where he spent much of his adult life with his partner of 29 years, Michelle Hudson, before they moved to Mooresville. He was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church and served as a deacon there. Sadly, Michelle passed away in 2016.
Wayne had a great passion for fishing, and he enjoyed cooking and grilling food. He was a Steelers fan and became a Panthers fan, also. Wayne enjoyed singing karaoke with all kinds of music as well as watching old movies and TV shows.
In recent years, Wayne was happiest when he could spend time with his granddaughter, Madelyn, whom he and Michelle were raising before Michelle’s death. He loved making goofy jokes and hearing Madelyn laugh. During Michelle’s illness, they met Kevin Holzworth and Shasta Clemons and embraced them as family while they helped care for her. After Michelle’s death, Madelyn came to live with Kevin and Shasta and together they cared for Wayne through his illness.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Hamilton M. and Madelyn F. Amos; brothers Hamilton Jr. and John Amos, as well as his first wife, Sharon Amos, and children Wayne Patrick and Sherry.
Survivors include former wife Sharyn and daughters Melissa Eicher and Robin Huntsman (Justin); granddaughter, Lillian Eicher; and grandsons Chase Amos, Gavin and Brayden Huntsman. Also surviving are three brothers, James, Frank, Bill and Will Amos and sisters-in-law Lori, Kathy, Linda, Diane and Cheree Amos; a step-daughter, Amanda Hudson; and step-granddaughter, Madelyn Hudson.
The family and friends will have a celebration of Wayne’s life on April 10, 2021, the 75th anniversary of his birth. We do wish to observe precautionary methods as we gather. In lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution in his memory to the Vietnam Veterans Fund at Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mr. Amos. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.