Joseph 'J.C.' Crayne

Mar 10, 2014

Loving Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather

WAYNESVILLE — Joseph Calvin “J.C.” Crayne, 86, of Playground Street, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his residence.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Albert and Paralee Evans Crayne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Reagan Crayne, who died in 2003; a son, Joseph C. “Joey” Crayne Jr.; and a son-in-law, Kenneth S. Inman.  J.C. was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II and later retired from Wellco with 45-years service.  He was a member and former deacon of Allens Creek Baptist Church and enjoyed golfing, fishing, and reading.

J.C. is survived by two daughters, Sharon C. Inman and Kay C. Queen, both of Charleston, South Carolina; one brother, Albert Crayne Jr. of Tacoma, Washington; four grandchildren, Kenneth S. Inman Jr., Jon D. Inman and wife, Vandy, Jennifer L. Queen, and James W. Queen Jr. and wife, Frances; and six great-grandchildren, Emma Helen, Evie and Jon “Kipper” Inman, and also Joseph Morgan, James Alan, and Grace Kathryn Queen.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12,  at Allens Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Deitz officiating. Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

Memorials may be made to Allens Creek Baptist Church, 549 Allens Creek Road, Waynesville, NC  28786.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at

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