Richard Wayne Grey of Wanchese, August 28By Submitted Story on August 30, 2020Richard Wayne Grey, 76, of Wanchese stepped into eternity Friday, August 28, 2020, at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. Born on January 10, 1944, to Richard Hilton and Mildred Austin Grey, Wayne was raised by his grandparents Richard Hooper and Daisy Pugh Grey of Wanchese.A lifelong arduous employee, Wayne grew up seashore fishing as a part of his Uncle Jethro Midgett’s crew in Nags Head. He graduated from North Caroline State College in 1964 and later obtained a Masters Diploma from East Carolina College. Throughout his public college profession, he taught English at Manteo Excessive College and served as assistant principal at Manteo Elementary. In 1978, he and his companion, Don Seashore, opened Queen Anne’s Revenge Restaurant, the place he was chef till 2007. That 12 months, Wayne was given a miraculous second probability when he obtained a liver transplant that added 13 years to his life. He didn’t waste a second of these years and taught once more, this time on the School of The Albemarle Dare County Campus, for the sheer pleasure of serving to younger folks. 4 of the scholars that he mentored transferred to Yale College and Smith and Mount Holyoke Schools. A curious and sensible man, he learn and wrote voraciously. He coauthored seven books of native historical past so as to add to the 15 volumes of poetry and brief tales that he wrote and revealed.Wayne leaves behind his loving spouse of 39 years, Nancy Seashore Grey. Additionally left to cherish his reminiscence are daughters Keil Samson (Jonathan Daniels) of Kitty Hawk, NC and Rheana Watts (Bud) of Charlottesville, Virginia; son Richard Seashore Grey, PhD, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; sisters Orphia Hoppes and Carol Grey of Southport, NC; grandchildren Parker, Ella, Matte, and Selah Samson, Megan and Ava Daniels, all of Kitty Hawk, and Ellis and Darby Watts of Charlottesville. He’s additionally survived by Jeffrey Midgett of Manteo.A celebration of life for the household can be held Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese with Rev. Brad Williams officiating and Rev. Ken Mann eulogizing. Because of the pandemic, a web based model of his service can be made out there for mates and former college students. Donations may be made in Wayne’s title to the Jason Ray Transplant Clinic, 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or to Bethany UMC, P.O. Field 239, Wanchese, NC 27981.Twiford Funeral Properties, Outer Banks is aiding the household with preparations. Condolences and reminiscences may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.