Growing up in Columbia, SC, Wayne grew fond of the arts: music, art and architecture. As his passion grew, he decided to attend Clemson University and graduated with a Masters of Architecture in 1970. He had a successful career specializing in educational architecture, designing numerous schools and winning several prestigious architectural awards. His signature project was the Richland County Judicial Center.
A true Clemson graduate, his blood ran orange, hardly ever missing a home football game since 1968. His other interests included motocross, snow skiing, golf and fishing with his latest joy being the construction of his model railroad. He passed his love of Clemson and snow skiing on to his wife and daughter.
Of all his interests, none were greater than the love he had for his wife and daughter. He is survived by his dedicated loving wife, Carolyn Sox; his daughter, Elizabeth Dees (Justin); sister, Beverly Hay; brother, Robert Reed; niece, Caroline Cataldi (Luis); great-nieces, Alexandra and Mila Cataldi; mother-in-law, Jane Sox; sisters-in-law, Hazel Sox and Joyce Clark.
He was predeceased by his father, Marshall L. Reed; his mother, V. Anne Fishburne and father-in-law, Kenneth R. Sox.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 24 at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, Chapin, SC. Friends and family will be received after the service has concluded in the parish hall.
A special thank you to all of his doctors, nurses and caregivers throughout his long 17-year battle with cancer. Thank you to his nurse, Julie Dawson and caregiver, Judi DuGuay who were with him in his final moments.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A true dying wish for Wayne was for his ashes to be reborn into trees, which the family is arranging – however, if you would like to have a tree planted in his honor, you can do so online at either the Arbor Day Foundation or The Trees Remember.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.caughmanchapin.com for the Reed family.
This obituary is published as a courtesy to the Reed family by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville, S.C.