Charles Wayne Dryden

September 21, 1936April 12, 2018

DRYDEN, Charles Wayne – formerly of Houghton Lake, age 81, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Hurley Medical Center in Flint. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, 38425 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, Michigan. Wayne was born September 21, 1936 in Brooklyn, Michigan the son of the late Clifford and Roberta Dryden. Surviving are: children, Laura (Frank) Smith and Richard (Paula) Dryden; 3 step-children; 3 siblings; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also many friends and neighbors. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Dryden and by his brother, Carl Dryden. Please share your condolences with the family at


  • Graveside Service Monday, April 16, 2018

Charles Wayne Dryden

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Joe Nazione

April 16, 2018

Everyone who ever crossed paths with Wayne will miss him. Wayne was a special person who was there for anyone in need. I will always remember the good times we had at Chevrolet Engineering with our sporting activities. Also, our many good times up north ,at our places, especially during hunting season. RIP pardner!

Thank you to Laura for the Carling's Black Label beers touching reminder of Wayne's love of that brand and what we went through to find it on many occasions.