FUQUAY-VARINA- Jewel “Wayne” Dix, 76, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born on February 9, 1943 in Hope Mills, North Carolina, he was the son of the late James and Viola Dix.
Wayne attended Hope Mills School where he played baseball and football, and was popular amongst his friends. He maintained his friendships by creating what he referenced as the memory lane group. Wayne enjoyed meeting monthly and spending hours upon hours reminiscing on the “good ole days.” He established a career with the state of North Carolina working for the Department of Agriculture where he retired after 30 years. In the midst of working for the state, he and his siblings opened Hope Mills Xpress Lube on his family’s land. Wayne was one of the owners and operators for 18 years.
Wayne had an abundance of love for his family and friends. He took advantage of any opportunity to take his family out to eat, whether it was to BoJangles or Logan’s. He was passionate for NASCAR and always cheered on his beloved Wolfpack. Wayne left a lasting impression on anyone that met him and created a life time of fond memories.
Wayne was preceded in death by brothers, James “Bobby” Dix & Jesse Dix.
He is survived by his loving family which include his former wife, Linda Reynolds; daughters, Jamie Privette (Ellis) of Willow Springs, Kimberly Goldman (Adam) of Pembroke Pines, FL; grandchildren, Ronnie Privette (Courtney) of Wendell, Christopher Privette of Fuquay Varina, Danyelle Neal (Ryan) of Garner, Jessica Reichert (Lenny) of Angier, Kelly Privette (Terrance Porter) of Wendell; great grandchildren, Shelby, Braxton, Beckham, & Khloe Reichert, Maison Porter, Hudson Privette, McKinley & Brantley Neal; siblings, Stacy Dix (Carolyn) of Sanford, Joyce Copeland (Tim) of Fayetteville, Donnie “Moe” Dix of Fuquay Varina; many nieces and nephews; and Morgan Bradford. His family brought him so much joy and he cherished the time spent with them.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 2 p.m. at Pinecrest Funeral Home in Hope Mills. Burial will follow at Adcock Cemetery in Hope Mills. The family will receive friends preceding the funeral service at Pinecrest Funeral Home at 12 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Duke Children’s Hospital of Durham, North Carolina.