Wayne Wazny, 76, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in a Buncombe County V.A. hospital.
He was a native of Cicero, Ill.
Wayne served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1967.
He worked at Chicago Manufacturing Company, retiring as chief financial officer.
Wayne moved to Cherokee County in 2004 after living in Winder, Ga., and Bogart, Ga.
Wayne was of the Catholic faith.
He was the son of the late John and Mary Mutino Wazny, and husband of the late Cheryl Faye Dean Wazny, who died Aug. 13, 2013.
Surviving are his brother, Raymond John Wazny and wife Patricia of Downers Grove, Ill.; a close brother-in-law and friends, Cliff Roberts and wife Kaye of Hoschton, Ga.; two nieces, Michelle Arnold and Marjorie Schubert; as well as several other nieces.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with the Rev. Mr. Carl Hubbell officiating and military honors conducted by Murphy American Legion Post 96, Hayesville VFW Post 6812, and Hayesville American Legion Post 532.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Wayne Wazny to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-3000.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at iviefuneralhome.com.