BERLIN, Md. - Wayne A. Powell of Berlin, MD, passed away on January 4, 2013 at his home. Born January 1, 1947, he was the son of the late Lawrence A. and Marie M. Powell. He grew up in Pocomoke City and was a member of the Class of 1964 at Pocomoke High School. Following his graduation from Salisbury State College in 1968, he was a teacher in the Worcester County School System for three years. He then worked as assistant Sports Editor of the Daily Times for 2 and ½ years before entering—fulltime—into a career in Radio Broadcasting which he began as a partner as WDMV in Pocomoke City in 1963. In 1978, he and partners Choppy Layton, Klein G. Leister and William E Esham Sr. founded the original WKHI – known 100—KHI—in Ocean City, MD. He ended his broadcasting career in 1999 with his retirement from WKHW in Pocomoke City. 1997, Powell became a member of the Maryland State police Volunteers in Police Support (VIPS) program. He remained active in the program until his death, logging 6576 volunteer hours while performing various duties at the Berlin and Princess Anne State Police Barracks.
He is survived by his faithful dog T.J. and several cherished friends.
At Wayne's specific request there will be graveside service at First Baptist Church Cemetery, 2240 Old Snow Hill Rd., Pocomoke City, MD, on Friday January 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM with no viewing. Friends will gather at the First Baptist Church Social Hall following the service for a time of sharing memories. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pocomoke City and it's suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory should be made to the church, or the charity of one' choice. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 107 Vine Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851. To send online condolences, visit Holloway Funeral Home's website.