Wayne A. Sprouse

Published 10:19 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wayne Alexander Sprouse passed away on Nov. 14, 2017. Wayne was born on Dec. 13, 1929. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Julia Daughtery and Mary Jane McKaig.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Earlene; children, David Koren (Robbie), of Ashland, Elysia Edmondson (Richard), of Chesapeake, Merri Branchaud (Phillip), of Suffolk, and Michael Sprouse (Angelia), of Suffolk; eight grandchildren and a great-grandson; and many cousins, nephews and friends.

Wayne will be remembered for his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and also for his years as a chemist and a quality control manager at Lipton Tea. He was an elder at Suffolk Presbyterian Church and a member of Surry Methodist Church. Wayne was recently re-elected vice mayor of Surry.

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A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, by the Rev. Ray Roland. The family is being assisted by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk. Condolences may be offered online at RWBakerFH.com.