Wayne Peter Schoden, 80, of Mill Creek, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Carteret Landing in Morehead City with his family by his side.
His service is at 11 a.m. Friday at Brooks Funeral Home with the Rev. Tammy Lee officiating.
Wayne was born in Evanston, Ill., July 26, 1938. He retired from the Air Force and was a retired firefighter/paramedic with Wilmette, Ill., Fire Department. Wayne moved to Morehead City in 1985, where he was a general contractor. When not working, he was very active with each of his five children and all of their activities, especially with soccer, serving as a coach for numerous teams.
Following the early death of his first wife, Susan Joslyn Schoden, Wayne met and married Marlene Jones Schoden. They enjoyed a wonderful life filled with travel, the birth of grandchildren and much time in the garden. In addition to family, Wayne also held dear a love for all things NASCAR and the Chicago Cubs.
He is survived by his current wife, Marlene Jones Schoden; four sons, Christopher Schoden and wife Amanda, Kevin Schoden and wife Jennifer, Kyle Schoden and wife Christian and Keith Schoden and wife Mandy; one daughter, Samantha Schoden Odisho; stepdaughters, Jill Sullivan and Lori Sullivan; eight grandchildren; sisters, Connie Clibourn and Elizabeth Lazarz; and many nieces and nephews. In addition, many others were fortunate to have Wayne serve as a father figure, including David Stroud, Scott Hursa and Caroline Dominguez.
In addition to his parents, Henry and Marge Schoden, he was preceded in death by his first wife.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memoriam to the Morehead City Fire EMS, 4034 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557.
Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Access online obituary and internet condolences through www.brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.