Harvey Wayne Bland

January 18, 1955 - December 7, 2023

01/18/1955 - 12/07/2023

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Funeral Service
Saturday December 09, 2023
4:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, North Carolina
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
252-539-1001 | Directions

KELFORD, NC – Harvey Wayne Bland, age 68, of Church Street, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at ECU Health Medical Center.

Wayne was born on January 18, 1955 to the late James Harvey Bland, Jr. and Margaret Smith Bland in Bertie County, North Carolina. Wayne was a member of Kelford Baptist Church. He was a dedicated member of his hometown community of Kelford where he has spent his entire life. He was always there to take care of his mother and father. He did enjoy NASCAR, and liked automobiles in general. Wayne will be missed by all that knew him.

Along with his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by uncles; Robert and John Bland, and Ralph and B.J. Smith, an aunt, Louise Keel, and a cousin, Cheryl Ann Bland.

Wayne is survived by cousins, Sherwood (Carlin “Cricket”) Bland of Burlington, Robert Bland, Jr. of Woodland, Deborah Bland (Kevin) Plumb of Burlington, Lisa Bland of Woodland, and Chrystal Bland (Gary) Edmonds of Weldon; an aunt, Carol Harrell Bland of Woodland; and a host of extended family and friends.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 4:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC, with Rev. Doug Spivey officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bland family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.


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Jean Ambrose
4 months ago

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne. It has been many years since I had seen him. We were both raised in the big town of Kelford and his Dad and my Dad worked together for many years. May God bring comfort and peace to all that knew him.

Anita Dunlow
4 months ago

I am so sorry this see of Wayne’s passing. I met Wayne many years ago at Piggly Wiggly in Ahoskie when he worked for Pepsi company. We would always talked and laughed together. I know his Mom,and Dad as well. All good people ! I Loved them all ! I heard Wayne gave his Life to the Lord and that’s the best News anyone could heard about someone who was so kind and loving to people. He smiled was very up lifting. I ran into Wayne not to long ago in a store and as always smiling at me with with a bright hello my friend. REST IN PEACE WITH YOUR PARENTS WAYNE.I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ONEDAY SOON.. JESUS BE THE GLORY!!

4 months ago

On behalf of HETS we offer our sincere condolences. Sending prayers of comfort. May God bless and keep the family during this difficult time ?

Dianese Riddick
4 months ago

Farewell Classmate and hometown friend

Tim and Anne Smith
4 months ago

So sorry for your loss, Prayers with all, May God Give you strength in the loss of our friend my husband worked with ma years, Rest now my friend in the arms of God Almighty

Joyce Lassiter
4 months ago

So sorry to hear of Wayne passing.

Priscilla Edwards
4 months ago

So sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne Bland. Wayne and I worked together at McPherson Beverage in Roanoke Rapids. My condolences to the family and prayers for the family !

Kimberly Taylor
4 months ago

So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing!! Prayers for all of you!!

Bobby Keel
4 months ago

So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I remember all of us having such good times when the family got together when we were kids. Sending prayers.