Let the memory of Wayne be with us forever
  • 43 years old
  • Born on February 1, 1970 in South Carolina, United States.
  • Passed away on December 22, 2013 in Crescent Beach, SC, South Carolina, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Wayne Phillips, 43, born on February 1, 1970 and passed away on December 22, 2013. We will remember him forever. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories of Wayne, as this page will be contributed to the family.. Thank you.

Posted by Karen Bowles on 22nd December 2016
Dearest Wayne, All I can do is light a candle in honor of you for Christmas this year. It's still unbelievable that you are no longer here with us. I'm certain that your family feels the pain of your loss every December and will have that empty place in their hearts during the season. I miss you so much... you and Momma. I hope you were there to greet her when she arrived 2 years ago. She was so broken hearted when she learned you had passed away. So, with Christmas here agin, I feel such a sense of loss for you both. zmy heart, my love...to you always <3
Posted by Karen Bowles on 1st February 2015
Happy Birthday in Heaven my dear, sweet Wayne. Love and Miss you so much <3
Posted by Janet Stone on 22nd December 2014
I can't believe it has been a year since Wayne's passing. I know this has been especially hard for Betty and Deana. Love you all and hope you can still find a bright spot during Christmas, with memories of Christmas with Wayne from Christmas's past. Love, Janet, Meredith, and Tony
Posted by Missy PFahler on 10th January 2014
Not sure what to say. He was so funny . Wish more people would share stories, like the time he and others buried B.J's surfboard in the sand. Would love to hear more about how he and others changed the words of songs while working in the kitchen at the original White Point Restaurant. What a man. What a loss
Posted by Wade Lewis on 24th December 2013
Such a loss. The world has a shortage of truly, genuinely good-hearted souls...now we are short one more. I never, ever heard anyone say a bad word about him. Rest in peace Wayne...
Posted by Lisa Broach on 24th December 2013
The class of 88 has suffered a great loss. My thoughts and prayers for your family and friends.
Posted by Meredith Crew on 24th December 2013
Someone once said it is not what you say or what you do but how you make people feel. Somewhere there is a picture of Wayne and Doug in our apartment on Madison. I have always had that picture of Wayne in my mind. He was smiling and I could feel that joy. I felt that joy once again when he asked me to be a facebook friend. My heart smiled. Thank you, Wayne for your thoughtfulness and generous spirit. I wish you could have been with us longer.
Posted by Becky Creech on 23rd December 2013
I have known Wayne for 25 plus years. We went to school together and also his sister was married to my brother. I last saw Wayne this past summer at our great-nephew's 1st birthday party and he and I talked about how he wanted to move back home to be closer to his family and how he just missed it here at the beach. I will miss him dearly and will never forget our last conversation we had and how we laughed together at the little kids. My heart goes out to Betty, Deana, Joey, Jonathan, and the rest of the family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Brian Spicer on 23rd December 2013
Shocked, and disbelief are but a few of the emotions swirling around in our heads at this time of deep sorrow for the loss of our Brother, classmate, and old friend; Delton Wayne Phillips. Spread you're newly found wings, and watch over us! We are greatly saddened, and you will be forever missed! RIP Bro …
Posted by Michael Benton on 23rd December 2013
I grew up in NMB and have known Wayne most of my life. We were good friends in HS, then became roommates, while I was in college 1992-1996 at Coastal. Wayne has always been a great friend. He was loyal, stood up for his friends, and was always someone a friend could count on. He was honest, truthful, and passionate about life. He was always there when a friend needed a helping hand or just an ear to listen to his/her troubles. Wayne loved his friends and his family. We often spoke of his mother. He loved his mother like a son should and wanted to be nearer to her. I will miss Wayne more than I can put to words. He was one of the few friends from my childhood that I truly considered a brother. We surfed together, laughed together, celebrated life together, and found common ground in our love of sports. Wayne had challenges in life he at times struggled with, but always seemed to find a way to conquer them. It was my sincerest wish that Wayne find happiness, love and peace in life. I know he is at peace now. Rest my weary friend I hope heaven for you is set waves on the horizon, chest high glass, with a slight offshore breeze on a warm summer day. Say hello to Michael for us all.
Posted by Beth Pridgen on 23rd December 2013
You were a great light in so many lives, Wayne. We will miss you forever.
Posted by Beth Pridgen on 23rd December 2013
You were a great light in so many lives, Wayne. We will miss you forever.
Posted by Janet Stone on 23rd December 2013
Meredith, Tony, and I were all so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a wonderful person who we will all miss very much. After Daddy and Betty were married in 1977, Wayne was the little brother that I never had. He is now in God's loving care. We love you, Wayne. Our prayers go out to Betty, Deana, Randy, Timmy, and their families. Sorry that I will not be able to be there for the funeral. Having car trouble and don't have a way. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Fred Morris on 23rd December 2013
Oh my! What a shock. Thoughts and prayers are with the family on the passing of Wayne. Hope the family can take comfort knowing that Wayne is resting in peace in God's Loving Care. Maybe he's with RD & Wanda now. In behalf of my entire family (Fred Sr, Bobbie Morris, Lee, Nancy, Hope, Debbie, Page, Ben, etc.), our most sincere condolences are sent to Betty, Tim, Edith Ann, Randy, Deana & all the rest of the family. God bless you all.
Posted by Karen Bowles on 23rd December 2013
From my Mother, Cecelia Hegler McDonald (who has no internet access) On January 29th, 1977 my father, Al Hegler married Betty Phillips. Wayne then became my 5 yr old baby brother. My heart breaks for the loss of him. I have beautiful memories of Wayne throughout the years of Wayne surfing, playing with "Panda", hanging out with my Daddy, loving his Mother. Wayne was a beautiful person. He enjoyed life, he enjoyed his friends and family, he loved his nephews and nieces very much. He was always so very sweet and easy-going person who loved going out and having fun. He is now resting in God's hand with his precious "Panda", he will always be loved and is dearly missed.
Posted by Karen Bowles on 23rd December 2013
Wayne leaves me with special memories we shared throughout childhood. He was my "Uncle", though younger than myself. My Grandfather Al Hegler married Waynes Mother, Betty in 1977. I am so sad to hear of his passing and my thoughts go out to Betty, Deana, Timmy, Randy and their families. I love and miss you all and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for comfort.

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