ASHEBORO — Wayne David Lahmeyer, age 70, of Asheboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, at Moses Cone Hospital.
Wayne was born July 1, 1953, in Charleston, South Carolina, to Archie and Dorothy Lahmeyer. He had a great personality and always knew how to get a laugh. When asked about cremation or burial, he said, “Surprise me."
Wayne was a man of service who loved helping others. Wayne never met a stranger, loved his community, and participated in countless civic and charitable activities. He was a member of First E & R United Church of Christ and served as vice president of the consistory.
Wayne was a great cook who was known for his Frogmore stew. He loved sports, especially ACC basketball and watching his grandchildren play sports.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved his family and was very proud of all of them. They all enjoyed taking family trips to the beach.
In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his sister, Sonja Baxley, and brothers, Carl Lahmeyer and Archie Lahmeyer.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 47 years, Trisha Rummage Lahmeyer; children, Scott Lahmeyer (Haley) of Charlotte, Jenna Brannon of Huntersville, Lauren Tankersley (Taylor) of Asheboro; grandchildren, Miller, Palmer, Huck, Nora, Robert and Nancy; sister, Sharon Hall of Seneca, SC.
A memorial service was held Sunday at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dave Cash officiating.
The family requests that memorials be made to:
— First E & R United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1002 Asheboro, 27204.
— St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.