John Wayne Dominy, age 70, of Norcross, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Wayne was born in Dublin, Georgia on August 7, 1947 to John Wesley and Sophie Clark Dominy.
Wayne was a star basketball player at Laurens High School and went on to graduate from Middle Georgia College and the University of Georgia, with degrees in journalism and psychology. He worked briefly for the Courier Herald before moving to Miami where he was employed by the Miami Herald. He also worked for Eastern Airlines and travel agencies in the Atlanta area, the last being American Express, where he handled travel plans for executives from major US corporations.
He was a world traveler, an amateur photographer and an avid tennis player. Music, however, was his life. He was a gifted pianist, singer, and songwriter, performing with several bands including a local group, The Three Heads, who have recorded songs, which can still be accessed on Internet.
Wayne continued to play and sing, wherever and whenever possible, including a highlight for him – the band’s reunion in 2016 in Warner Robins at a band member’s 50th class reunion.
Wayne's quick, sharp wit and dry humor will be missed by those closest to him. He loved his family and his friends. Those who knew him best remember him as one who had the biggest heart and a sweet spirit.
In addition to his parents, Wayne is preceded in death by his sisters, Jean Harrington Young and Margie Harrington Moulder.
He is survived by his brother, JP (Pat) Harrington, of Duluth, GA, his sister, Shirley (Raymond) deBrauwere, of Ocala, FL. and several nephews and nieces including Paula Jean (Wayne) Dixon, Melanie Browning, and Suzanne Young, all of Cedar Grove.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 3 at 12:00 noon at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church 2432 Sudie Pearl Jones Rd Alamo, GA.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Cedar Grove United Methodist Church c/o Heather Browning, Treasurer, 5050 US Highway 441 S, Dublin, GA 31021.