May 26, 2021, 51, La Grange –
Charles Wayne Kornegay Spry passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Charles was born in Duplin County to Lynette King Spry and the late Charlie Mac Kornegay on February 21, 1970.
For Charles, life revolved around family and the fire department, and he was as committed to one as the other. He was a devoted son and strove to meet the needs of everyone in his household. Some of his fondest memories were made at family cookouts and gatherings.
As devoted and diligent as he was to family, so he was to the fire department, his second family. With a total of 21 years in service to volunteer firefighting, Charles lived and breathed his calling. Even in the weeks leading to his passing, though his health was failing, Charles faithfully answered the fire calls for La Grange. He served both the communities of La Grange and Sandy Bottom during his tenure.
Charles had a wonderful personality and sense of humor. His presence would light up a room and he was always willing to give the shirt off of his back when someone was in need. Charles had a heart for animals and helping others. He enjoyed fishing and four-wheeling, and always had country music playing on the radio. Charles was brilliant with electronics and could take anything apart and put it back together.
A service of love and remembrance will be held by the graveside at Devotional Gardens in Warsaw on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
In addition to his mother, Charles is survived by his siblings, Robert Spry of La Grange and Heather Dickerson of Snow Hill; uncle, John King and wife, Carol; girlfriend of four years, Doris Underhill; nieces and nephews, Kaila Dickerson and James Wiggins, Jr. of Snow Hill, and Angela Jean Dawson of Wendell. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Boney Edward and Eloise King, and Isaac and Virginia Kornegay.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.