Mr. Wayne T. Hare, age 80, of Tallapoosa, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019. He was born on September 11, 1938 in Allendale, SC to the late Heyward Hare and the late Stella Tennant Hare. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by one brother, William Arthur "Rabbit" Hare.
Mr. Hare was a multi-sport athlete at Allendale High School in Allendale, SC. He started college in Pineville, KY before transferring to and graduating from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He was a proud Gamecock through and through. Among his many interests, Mr. Hare enjoyed reading military histories and visiting Civil War battlefields.
He moved to Tallapoosa in 1994 to manage Noble Truck Stop. Soon after moving to Tallapoosa he met Betty and they married in 1995. While in Tallapoosa he worked for Noble's Truck Stop and Noble Management before retiring in 2000.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Betty J. Bell Hare of Tallapoosa; son and daughter-in-law, Zachery (Jamie) Hare of Massachusetts; three step children and their spouses, Greg (Tracy) Miller of Tallapoosa, Jeff (Bobbie) Miller of Tallapoosa, Diana Eastling Keucher and Sandy Miller of Tallapoosa; one sister, Joretta "Bunny" Magnuson from Chamblee, GA; one brother, Jerry Neil Hare from Sacramento, CA; nieces and nephews, Stacy Hare Garza, Kemp Heyward Hare, Walter Neil Magnuson, Sheryl Magnuson Hamer and Tina Lee Magnuson.
In keeping with Mr. Hare’s wishes he will be cremated.
The family will hold a memorial service on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7-9.p.m. at Ebenezer Church, 645 Bethany Church Rd, Tallapoosa, Ga, 30176. In celebration of Mr. Hare's life, and in keeping with his fondness for sweets, the memorial will be a potluck dessert.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation. Donations may also be made to the Just Say No to Alabama Fund, i.e., the Let's Get Summerlynn and Brooklyn some Georgia Bulldogs Gear fund (It's ok to say that- Mr. Hare put his son Zach through the University of Georgia and was not shy about rooting for the Dawgs, provided they weren't playing his beloved Gamecocks).
Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel & Crematory of Buchanan has charge of the cremation arrangements.
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