J. Wayne Vann, LT. Retired USN, passed on September 16, 2016 at the Brandley Hospice House In Summerfield, Florida. During his 25 year Naval Career, Wayne served on various aircraft carriers and shore ports overseas.
Wayne was a longtime member of the Del Webb Country Club in Summerville FL. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed RV camping around Florida spending summers at the Jacksonville Navy’s Pelican Roost RV Park and wintering at the Navy RV Park in Key West. He enjoyed football and was an unabashed diehard Washington Redskins fan.
He was a kind-hearted, fun-loving, soft-spoken man greatly admired by friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Vann; daughters Gina Popham of Fischer Texas and Patricia M. Vann of Joplin Missouri; son James W. Vann of Marion Texas; brother Elmer Vann of Ahoskie North Carolina; and sisters Jane Daughtry,
Linda Duke, and Peggy Barnes of Murfreesboro North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ted & Diane Brandley House, 17395 SE 109th Terrace Road, Summerfield, FL 34491.
Hardy White says
I met Wayne at the RV Park at Mayport. He taught me how to be the Camp Host for the winter of 2015/16. He came back to relieve me for the summer season. I loved working with Wayne. As he was a Redskins fan and me a Cowboy fan, we shared many a poke at each other. Wayne, you’ll be missed but never forgotten. Fair winds and smooth sailing my friend.