Wayne Paul Hedden, III, 41 of Wesley Chapel, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 8, 2024. He was a life-long Floridian being born in Tampa and moving to Wesley Chapel from Odessa 5 and one-half years ago.
Wayne, a beloved husband, son, brother, and uncle, brought joy and laughter to the lives of his family members, especially his beloved wife, Jackie. He was known for his fun-loving nature and adventurous spirit, always seeking new experiences and creating lifelong memories. Wayneis survived by his beloved wife of over 15 years, Jackie; his mother Robin Hajaistron, brother Michael Eaton, Jr., and sister Heather Wilkinson; nieces, Kierstyn. Ryless, Hailey, Ashlynn and Ava; his nephews, Jaxon, Jordan and Alex as well as his dog, Murray were his source of inspiration and happiness.
Born on October 27, 1982, in Tampa, Florida, Wayne grew up surrounded by the rich culture and beauty of the Sunshine State. His genuine love for his family and friends was evident in his countless hours spent playing softball and golf, engaging in video games and most importantly, cherishing quality time with loved ones.
Wayne’s dedication was not limited to his personal life – he also excelled in his professional endeavors. As a Beer Merchandiser for J.J. Taylor and an active member of Lutz First Baptist Church, Wayne demonstrated his passion and commitment in everything he pursued. His thoughtful and generous nature made him a pillar of support and kindness within his community.
Known for his humor and friendliness, Wayne’s infectious energy brightened the lives of those around him. His faith-filled and creative outlook on life led him to embrace every opportunity, always believing in the power of positivity. Wayne’s gentle and spirited demeanor created a safe and nurturing environment for those seeking comfort.
In honor of Wayne’s memory and his remarkable qualities as a loving, kind, funny, and generous individual, we kindly ask for your support in donating to the Access and Opportunity Fund. Your contribution will enable us to continue our mission of providing access to opportunities for those in need, ensuring that Wayne’s legacy of love and compassion endures. Join us in celebrating Wayne’s life by making a difference in the lives of others.
A Celebration of Wayne’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Access and Opportunity Fund by clicking the “Donate Now” button on the bottom of this page.