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1939 Reverend 2022

Reverend Wayne Carson

May 9, 1939 — March 9, 2022


Leicester – Reverend Roger Wayne Carson, 82, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.

Wayne was a native of Haywood County and a son of the late Paul Wayne and Elizabeth Trantham Carson.  Wayne retired from Champion International in 1995 with 36 years of service and was a member of Waterfalls Baptist Church.  He was a curator for the Canton Museum for four years and loved hiking, researching the history of Champion, Town of Canton, and Sunburst.

Wayne started preaching in 1983 where he pastored five churches; two were in Cherokee, Macedonia for ten years, Fellowship for six years, twice at Faith, and Waterfalls for two years.  The “Living for Jesus” broadcast on WPTL radio station was hosted by Wayne since 1983.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Peggy Willis Carson; two daughters, Towyna Campbell and her fiancé, Robert Bloom, and Jan Cox and husband, Tim; two sons, Stacy Carson and wife, Amy, and Travis Carson and wife, Deniece, all of Leicester; one brother, Bruce Carson and wife, Joyce, of South Carolina; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Kenneth Rhinehart officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family requests that masks be worn for Covid protection.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Day Stay at Hominy Baptist Church, 135 Candler School Road, Candler, NC  28715 or to the "Living for Jesus Broadcast", c/o WPTL Radio Station, P.O. Box 909, Canton, NC  28716.

The care of Reverend Carson has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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Service Schedule

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Monday, March 14, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Hwy, Canton, NC 28716

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 14, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

3715 Asheville Hwy, Canton, NC 28716

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