Henry W. Cayton, December 27, 2012

Published 12:10 am Friday, December 28, 2012

Mr. Henry Wade Cayton, 76, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 2 pm at Oakmont Baptist Church with the Rev. Beth Thompson officiating.  Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Pinewood Memorial Park.
Mr. Cayton was a native of Beaufort County and was a 1954 graduate of Chocowinity High School where he excelled in both football and baseball.  He then went on to proudly serve in the United States Air Force for four years.  After his military service, Mr. Cayton worked with the Greenville Fire Department prior to his more than 30 year career as a sales representative in the plumbing and HVAC industries.  He was a longtime member of Oakmont Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
Henry was warmly known as “Papa” by both family and friends and will be fondly remembered for his keen sense of humor.   He greatly enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
“Papa” was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Faye Cates Cayton in 2008 and two brothers, Leo and John Cayton.
He is survived by his daughter, Tammy C Jones and husband, Joel, of Greenville; son, Henry Wade Cayton, Jr. “Chip” and wife, Jackie, of Winterville; grandchildren, Lauren J. Boucher and husband, Paul, of Winterville, J. Tanner Jones and wife, Catie, of Greenville,  Jordan Cayton and fiancé, Lyndsay Lowe and Olivia G. Cayton both of Winterville; great-grandchild, Cayton Boucher of Winterville; sisters, Juanita C. Saad of Greenville, Marie Poore of Washington, Phoebe Mills, Bunny Rowe, Judy Godley, and Gloria Taylor all of Chocowinity; brother, Cleon Cayton of Chocowinity; special nephews, J.W. Brown of Fayetteville and Ronnie Brown of Greenville; numerous much loved nieces and nephews; and special family friend,  David Vaughn.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 PM at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the care given by Drs. Maria Picton and Maxwell Fisher along with their caring nurses on 3 West at Vidant Medical Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Raleigh Office, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615 and Alzheimer’s Research Fund, ECU Medical Foundation, 525 Moye Blvd., Greenville, NC 27834.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.