Wayne Gray Cody

Published 10:56 am Thursday, May 20, 2021

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Wayne Gray Cody, 83, of Advance, died on May 18, 2021 after an extended illness.

He was born in Forsyth County on Oct. 3, 1937. He graduated from Gray High School in 1955.  He was married to Peggy Joyce Cody for more than 64 years. He retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco in the research and development department. He pledged his life to serving God and his family. He was a deacon at multiple churches throughout his life including Wallburg Baptist Church, Swansboro Baptist Church, and Green Meadows Baptist Church in Mocksville.  He was a sports fan, fisherman, and loved ballgames.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Clarence B. Cody and Kathleen Long Cody; 3 brothers; and a special feline companion, Sophie.

Survivors: his wife, Peggy Joyce Cody; a daughter, Deborah Cody Marsh, son-in-law Charles; a granddaughter, Joy Moverley, grandson-in-law Mike; a great-granddaughter, Mary Katherine; his sister, Marie and brother-in-law James Adams; niece Beverley Ellison and nephew Denis Adams; and many cousins.

Funeral service were at 2 p.m. on May 20 at Green Meadows Baptist Church by Pastors Josh Greene and James Buchanan. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends after the burial.

Memorials: Green Meadows building fund at 1646 NC 801 N., Mocksville.

Condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.