Charles Granville Way Jr., 84

by | September 5, 2018 1:06 pm

   Funeral services for Charles Granville Way Jr., 84, of Pike County were held Friday, August 31, 2018, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Moody-Daniel Funeral Home with Rev. Al Shackelford officiating. Internment followed in Griffin Memorial Gardens. He passed away August 29, 2018, at his home.

   Mr. Charles Granville Way Jr. was born in Swainsboro to the late Charles Granville Way Sr. and Wilma Woods Way. He was raised in Swainsboro and attended the public schools there. Upon graduation, Way joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. He served with the 315th Air Division (Combat Cargo) in Southeast Asia during the last months of the Korean War, and as Special Forces Advisor in Vietnam (then called Indochina) to French Forces. After his discharge from the Air Force, Way worked with Delta Airlines as a mechanic and an inspector, retiring 32 years later. For many years, he trained and showed standard-bred roadster horses from his small farm in Pike County. He enjoyed restoring vehicles, watching old westerns and the Falcons on “the tube,”and spending time with family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Barrs Way; and his sister, Jane Boyd.

Survivors include his children, Charles Granville “Chuck” (Kanda) Way III of Concord and Suzanne Way Bowman of Griffin; grandchildren and spouses, Amanda and Matt Hughes, Christopher Bowman, Kristina Way, and Dustin Way; and great-grandchildren: Hunter Hughes and Eli Hughes.

   Moody-Daniel Funeral Home in Zebulon was in charge of arrangements.

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