Wayne Jerome Haskins, age 84, of Suwanee, GA, died May 23, 2022. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother and sister. He is survived by his wife, Judy Delany; two daughters, Rebecca Barnes (Eddie), Sally Haskins; three stepdaughters, Jennifer Stephens (Todd), Joy Dieal (Bill), Jackie Zecher (Jonathan) and 15 grandchildren. Wayne loved life all the way to the end, thankful for every day that God gave him.
Wayne loved his years in the US Navy, spending most of his time in the Mediterranean. He attended Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA, and graduated with a BS in finance from the University of Richmond and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His professional career was primarily in banking, finance and commercial real estate, working for Cousins Properties. He loved his retirement jobs, particularly being a substitute teacher for middle school students.
Wayne was quite adventurous, had a hearty sense of humor and loved his extended family. He loved nature and spent as much time as possible outdoors enjoying God’s creation. He also enjoyed yardwork, especially weeding, cruising with Judy, and spending time at the beach or in the mountains. Some of his most treasured experiences were hiking with his buddies, friends, and family members on local trails, the Appalachian trail or on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Earlier in his life he exceled at running and tennis. For many years he ran 5K, 10K, half-marathons and the Peachtree Road Race. At 80, he fulfilled a lifetime goal of skydiving.
Wayne became a Christian in his late 50’s and embraced Bible study with a passion I have rarely seen. In his first three years as a Christian, he completed an in-depth study of Revelation. He followed this with years of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and discipleship at Perimeter Church. His heart was totally moved toward missions after his first trip to Tanzania. He loved his Lord and Perimeter Church. He openly shared his faith, recognizing that his eternal life rested In Christ Alone. He loved spiritual discussions and prayed generously for his family and others. His faith was a source of strength and he considered himself truly blessed. His greatest honor and privilege of his life was being elected a deacon and serving in the widows’ ministry.
Wayne had the gift of giving and was a very generous soul. He gave, even in death, by donating his body to Emory University Medical School for research. He was a very social person, never meeting anyone he didn’t want to talk to. Wayne and I dated three years and were married 25+ years. We enjoyed many years of travel and adventure together. He was truly my “best friend.”
Judy Delany (Haskins)