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Wayne Lynthacum

Burlington, North Carolina

February 28, 1952 - June 8, 2024

Wayne Lynthacum Obituary

Wayne Lynthacum, 72, a beacon of love and generosity, whose intelligence shone brightly through his many roles as a dedicated educator, Paramedic, and family man, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2024, at his home in Graham, NC, due to complications associated with Lewy Body Dementia. Born on February 28, 1952, in Candor, NC, Wayne's journey was one marked by a deep commitment to his family, his students, and his community.

Wayne's early life set the foundation for a lifetime of learning and service. He was the beloved son of Virginia Lynthacum and the late Elvin Lynthacum of Candor, NC. Alongside his brother Paul Lynthacum and sister Wanda “Tinkerbell” Lynthacum, Wayne developed a strong sense of kinship and community that would be a guiding force throughout his life. His journey in education began at Pembroke University, where he not only excelled academically but also cultivated a passion for helping others that would define his career.

After completing his studies, Wayne embarked on a fulfilling career as a school teacher, where he inspired countless students with his knowledge and compassion. His calling to service did not end in the classroom; Wayne also served his community as a Paramedic and a Paramedic instructor, demonstrating a remarkable ability to remain calm and focused in the most challenging of circumstances. His colleagues in education and emergency services remember him as a mentor who was always willing to share his expertise and a friend who brought warmth and kindness to every interaction.

Wayne's love for his family was the cornerstone of his life. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Laura Lynthacum, who stood by him with unwavering support and love. He had two sons, Brian, and wife Miranda, and Jamie, and wife Alana, as well as Carmen Prieto, his step-daughter. Wayne was a role model to his sons, instilling in them the values of love, generosity, and intelligence that he embodied. He was also a cherished grandfather to Katherine Chriscoe, Paige Strucinski and husband Osirus, Haley Gentry and husband Joe, Madison Lynthacum, and Gabby Jernigan. His grandchildren will carry forward the lessons and memories of their beloved "Papa Wayne”.

In his leisure time, Wayne found solace and joy in being on the lake, retreating to the mountains, woodworking in his shop and most importantly, spending time with his family, as well as his fur babies Laney, Daisey and Nellie. His love for the outdoors was matched only by the love he had for his family gatherings, where laughter and stories were shared, and memories were made.

Those who knew Wayne will remember him as a man who's loving nature made everyone feel like family. His generosity was felt not only in his willingness to give his time and resources but also in the way he gave of himself. Wayne's intelligence was evident in his thoughtful conversations, his insightful teaching, and his skillful work as a Paramedic.

Wayne Lynthacum's legacy is one of selfless service, unwavering love, and the profound impact he had on the lives of those fortunate enough to have known him. His journey may have come to a close, but the light he cast upon this world will continue to shine in the hearts of his family, friends, and all who were touched by his extraordinary life.

As we bid farewell to Wayne, we reflect on a life well-lived, a path well-traveled, and a man well-loved. His presence will be dearly missed, but the memories he created will forever be cherished. Wayne Lynthacum's story is one of a life that, through its love and service, truly made a difference. In true Wayne Lynthacum fashion, he has donated his body to the UNC School of Medicine so that he can continue to teach future health care providers. 

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 1 pm on Friday, June 14th at First Wesleyan Church located at 304 South Anthony Street, Burlington, NC 27215.  Visitation will be from 12pm to 1pm prior to the service at the church. The family will also accept friends and guests throughout the week at the home of Virginia and the late Elvin Lynthacum located at 314 McCallum Pond Road, Candor, NC 27229 and Wayne and Laura's home located at 5707 Rumley Road, Graham, NC 27253.

The family would like to thank Alamance County Authora Care and Hospice for their unwavering support during this trying time. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association or Alamance County Authora Care and Hospice.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Wayne Lynthacum hosted by Omega Funeral Service & Crematory, LLC.

Wayne Lynthacum, 72, a beacon of love and generosity, whose intelligence shone brightly through his many roles as a dedicated educator, Paramedic, and family man, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2024, at his home in Graham, NC, due to complications associated with Lewy Body Dementia. Born on February 28, 1952, in Candor, NC, Wayne's journey was one marked by a deep commitment to his family, his students, and his community.

Wayne's early life set the foundation for a lifetime of learning and service. He was the beloved son of Virginia Lynthacum and the late Elvin Lynthacum of Candor, NC. Alongside his brother Paul Lynthacum and sister Wanda “Tinkerbell” Lynthacum, Wayne developed a strong sense of kinship and community that would be a guiding force throughout his life. His journey in education began at Pembroke University, where he not only excelled academically but also cultivated a passion for helping others that would define his career.

After completing his studies, Wayne embarked on a fulfilling career as a school teacher, where he inspired countless students with his knowledge and compassion. His calling to service did not end in the classroom; Wayne also served his community as a Paramedic and a Paramedic instructor, demonstrating a remarkable ability to remain calm and focused in the most challenging of circumstances. His colleagues in education and emergency services remember him as a mentor who was always willing to share his expertise and a friend who brought warmth and kindness to every interaction.

Wayne's love for his family was the cornerstone of his life. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Laura Lynthacum, who stood by him with unwavering support and love. He had two sons, Brian, and wife Miranda, and Jamie, and wife Alana, as well as Carmen Prieto, his step-daughter. Wayne was a role model to his sons, instilling in them the values of love, generosity, and intelligence that he embodied. He was also a cherished grandfather to Katherine Chriscoe, Paige Strucinski and husband Osirus, Haley Gentry and husband Joe, Madison Lynthacum, and Gabby Jernigan. His grandchildren will carry forward the lessons and memories of their beloved "Papa Wayne”.

In his leisure time, Wayne found solace and joy in being on the lake, retreating to the mountains, woodworking in his shop and most importantly, spending time with his family, as well as his fur babies Laney, Daisey and Nellie. His love for the outdoors was matched only by the love he had for his family gatherings, where laughter and stories were shared, and memories were made.

Those who knew Wayne will remember him as a man who's loving nature made everyone feel like family. His generosity was felt not only in his willingness to give his time and resources but also in the way he gave of himself. Wayne's intelligence was evident in his thoughtful conversations, his insightful teaching, and his skillful work as a Paramedic.

Wayne Lynthacum's legacy is one of selfless service, unwavering love, and the profound impact he had on the lives of those fortunate enough to have known him. His journey may have come to a close, but the light he cast upon this world will continue to shine in the hearts of his family, friends, and all who were touched by his extraordinary life.

As we bid farewell to Wayne, we reflect on a life well-lived, a path well-traveled, and a man well-loved. His presence will be dearly missed, but the memories he created will forever be cherished. Wayne Lynthacum's story is one of a life that, through its love and service, truly made a difference. In true Wayne Lynthacum fashion, he has donated his body to the UNC School of Medicine so that he can continue to teach future health care providers. 

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 1 pm on Friday, June 14th at First Wesleyan Church located at 304 South Anthony Street, Burlington, NC 27215.  Visitation will be from 12pm to 1pm prior to the service at the church. The family will also accept friends and guests throughout the week at the home of Virginia and the late Elvin Lynthacum located at 314 McCallum Pond Road, Candor, NC 27229 and Wayne and Laura's home located at 5707 Rumley Road, Graham, NC 27253.

The family would like to thank Alamance County Authora Care and Hospice for their unwavering support during this trying time. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association or Alamance County Authora Care and Hospice.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Wayne Lynthacum hosted by Omega Funeral Service & Crematory, LLC.

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