Mr. R. Wayne Bartrug (Uncle Bubba), 59, of Raeford, NC passed away at First Health Hospice House on April 26, 2018, following a valiant battle with multiple myeloma. Surrounded by his loving family he left us as he lived, upbeat, smiling and staying positive.
Born July 27, 1958 in Elizabeth, PA, Wayne was the son of the late Hugh Bartrug Sr. and Joyce Joll Bartrug. He attended Elizabeth Forward High School, as well as Penn Technical Institute. He worked in electronics while in the US Navy aboard the USS Lexington AVT16, and felt very fortunate to work at the launch control center at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. He worked for various electronic firms and had a beyond top secret security clearance. He retired as a correction officer at Hoke Correctional Institution in McCain, NC.
He attended the Raeford Presbyterian Church and a proud member of Masonic Lodge No. 306. He enjoyed building and flying airplanes with The Old Buzzards Flying Club, and had a passion for writing music and poems as well as playing guitars and his harmonicas.
Survivors include his “Mom” Joyce Bartrug of Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters Debbie Madsen of Myrtle Beach, SC; Jill (Cliff) Enyeart of Elizabeth, PA; Joyce (Brian) Banks of Raeford, NC; and brother Hugh (Lori) Barturg, Jr. of Jefferson Hills, PA. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles and cousins, along with many dear friends.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 from the hours of 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Avenue, Raeford, NC
Funeral services will follow at 3:00 pm at the Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dr. Steven Fitzgerald officiating. Full military honors and Masonic Rights will be rendered.
Memorials may be made to, Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 275 65 or to, Raeford Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1570, Raeford, NC or to Hospice Foundation of First Health, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374,