Wayne Jerome Haskins, aged 84, died peacefully in his sleep on May 23, 2022. He was born on June 6, 1937 in Richmond, VA to Frank Willard Haskins and Margaret Fish Haskins.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, sister Lois Irene Haskins Davies and brother Kenneth Earl Haskins. He is survived by his wife, Judy Richardson Delany; two daughters, Rebecca Barnes (Eddie) and Sally Haskins; and three stepdaughters, Jennifer Stephens (Todd), Joy Dieal (Bill), and Jackie Zecher (Jonathan). He also leaves 15 grandchildren: Julia, Lillian, Caroline Barnes, Mary O’Connor, Jessa, Emily Stephens, William, Gianna, Andrew, Matthew, Claire Dieal, Anna, Isabel, Aiden and Zoe Zecher.
Wayne served in the US Navy. He attended Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA and graduated with a BS in Finance from the University of Richmond and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Wayne’s career has been in banking and finance and he has worked for several banks in the Southeast. He also worked for Cousins Properties in Atlanta, in two SBICs and an unregulated venture capital firm specializing in real estate development. For the last 19 years of his banking career, he served as a turn-around work-out manager in Special Assets, helping seven banks from failure and bringing them all back to normal.
At the age of 57, Wayne became a Christian and was baptized at First Methodist Church, Marietta, GA, where he served in missionary work for singles. In 1996 Wayne married Judy Delany and they became members of Perimeter Church in Johns Creek, GA. He served as a deacon in widowhood and was active in missionary work in Tanzania.
Wayne had a warm sense of humor and loved life, his extended family and the beauty of God’s creation. He enjoyed gardening, especially pulling weeds, cruising with Judy, and spending time at the beach. Wayne was an avid tennis player, runner, hiker, climbed Kilimanjaro and hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail. At 80 he fulfilled his life goal of skydiving.
His favorite Bible verse was Psalm 118:24, “This is the day which the Lord hath made. He lived the essence of this verse daily.
He loved spiritual conversations and prayed generously for his family and others. His faith was a source of strength. He considered himself truly blessed.
A memorial service and reception will be held at 11 am on June 25 in the Perimeter Church Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harvesters Mission Fund, Perimeter Church.