Wayne Frank Kniskern

September 24, 1953April 27, 2018

Wayne Frank Kniskern 9-24-1953 / 4-27-2018 Humble servant of God, loving husband, adoring father, true friend, caring teacher, encourager to all, an avid Miami Dolphins fan, and the best brother ever, Wayne is in Heaven with his Lord and Savior. Enjoying the Heavenly music and breathing the Heavenly air with no pain and no struggles. Only God knows the many lives, young and old, that were affected throughout Wayne’s life as a caring, kind teacher, and by the way he lived day to day, serving by example.

Wayne loved his pets, and all animals, as well as music, especially the Beatles. He appreciated the beauty of green grass, flowers and trees, birds and other creatures of the earth and brilliant sunsets. His backyard was a favorite place to be with the family to enjoy God’s creations. Wayne had a generous spirit and a kind heart, helping those he could, yet he worried that he had never done enough to make a real difference. Survived by the love of his life, Jane, and his children, Jennifer and Sean, beloved by Cindy and Pat Moore and family, “twin” sister Peggy Kniskern Wilson, Jordan Wilson Bell, Cameron Wayne Wilson, Kim Wilson, and best friend Jeff Hines. We will miss him every day. No flowers please but feel free to honor Wayne in any of the following ways: - Help a child with reading or math, or simply an extra hug - Pet or adopt a dog or cat - Donate to Catawba Regional Hospice – - 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658 /828 466-0466 - Donate to Salvation Army of Hickory-750 Third Ave. Pl. SE/ Hickory, NC 28602/828 322-8061 - Donate to New Life Church, / 828 256-4217/address below - A simple Visitation will take place Wednesday, May 2 from 6-8pm at New Life Church, 4639 County Home Road, Conover, NC 28613


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Jeffery Hines

May 6, 2018

Wayne was a brother more than a friend. We disagreed at times, mostly over football, but it never affected our relationship. He was always there when I needed him and I hope I was the same. If anyone took the time to know Wayne they loved him. It was the "Wayne effect". I will miss him, always love him, and I will see him again but the next time we walk it will be down a golden road.

Dianne Shrader Payne

May 2, 2018

Christmases and Thanksgivings together with extended family at our grandparents' house....lots of love and fun....Wayne the one always with a smile on his face. He was just the most gentle spirit....always. I remember when he was a teacher in Miami....and he would be in some of the roughest schools. Right where he wanted to be! To love and teach the children who had the most challenges....that was Wayne. Although peaceful by nature, he was a fighter for others in need....always. I know he never feared going to Heaven to meet his Lord and Savior....but was always concerned about others he loved here being ok. Never one to complain himself, just one to reach out to help others in need. I remember a post on FB that he put about a month before he went to Heaven....MY BABIES! I didn't understand what that meant but think I know now. He was thinking about all of those he loved so much....wanting to make sure they were good but sad to have to leave them. That was Wayne.....altruism has his picture next to it in the dictionary. Rest well, cousin....until we meet again in perfect eternity!

madeline waldo

May 1, 2018

Though I never met Wayne, his sweet wife Janie, and her sister Cindy, was my flower girl in 1969. I've seen what a precious marriage they had and how much he loved and showed it in many ways. God bless and comfort you all.

Rhonda Zaboroski

April 30, 2018

I did not know Wayne as well as I do his wife Jane but it was apparent that he was a loving, giving, charitable man and he will be greatly missed by all. My prayers go out to Jane and the family. May he rest in peace !