3/31/12 — Wayne VanNoy

Mr. Wayne VanNoy, a lifelong native of Manchester, Tennessee quietly and peacefully departed this life on Saturday, March 23, 2012 with his daughter Kimberly VanNoy sitting near his bedside at United Regional Medical Center.

Mr. VanNoy is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Mrs. Elores VanNoy (Chippy), two daughters: Queenie and Kimberly VanNoy; two grandsons: Taurean Green and Brandon VanNoy (of Austin, Texas); one great grandson: Caden Green ; two loving sisters: Forrestine Simmons and Delores Cooley (Charles); one devoted brother: Robert D. VanNoy (Ann); two loving aunts: Lorene McReynolds and Bettye Adams (Zenoch); his devoted lifelong friend, Lonnie Norman; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends.

Mr. VanNoy was a retired welder at Carrier Corporation and has truly enjoyed his retirement spending time with his brother Bobby renovating old homes in their hometown. These years spent together were indeed a highlight for Wayne and gave the brothers an opportunity to spend many quality years together as next door neighbors and realty partners. Wayne is remembered as a man of few words, but always willing to lend a helping hand and never wanting any praise or recognition.

For the past five years Mr. VanNoy has battled an extended illness with strength, determination and a fighting spirit. Wayne was loved and cared for by his loving and devoted wife, Chippy. He always knew that his days and years were extended by God’s Grace and by the care and devotion that his wife provided. No doctor’s visit or hospital stay was ever made without his wife by his side. He always bonded with his medical professionals and was particularly grateful to Dr. David Florence, Dr. Theodore Shepard, Dr. Adil Mohyuddin, Dr. Naved Mohyuddin, Dr. Jeffrey B. Marvel, Dr. William B. Bradford, Ms. Kyra Hill (Sun Crest Home Health),Mr. Clint Cooper and Ms. Suzann McLean (Avalon Hospice).

Mr. VanNoy is the son of the late Roy Herman and Nellie May Hickerson VanNoy.

He was preceded in death by four brothers: Crawford VanNoy, Hershell L. VanNoy, Herman L. VanNoy and Melvin VanNoy, and one sister: Esther E. Parrish.

The services for Mr. VanNoy will be held on Saturday, March 31 at The Manchester Funeral Home with the visitation at 12:00Noon and the funeral following at 1:00PM at The Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Paul Elam, Minister of Lane Street Church of Christ will be officiating. Brother David Meek will render a Special Tribute and the eulogist is Brother Donald Gross.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of  arrangements.