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Wayne Jeffrey Dawling


Sunrise: November 19, 1956

Sunset: March 10, 2023

Wayne Jeffrey Dawling (Eggleston) was born on November 19, 1956 to Christine McCoy Dawling and Edward Eggleston.  He was raised in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Olney High school.  While attending high school, Wayne excelled in baseball, and many felt he had a future in the sport.  After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served his nation during the end of the Vietnam war.

In the mid-70s, Wayne met Sharon Herring and they had a daughter, Tiffani, who was born in 1980.

Wayne will be best known for his magnetic personality.  He had a fun-loving and joking spirit.  Anyone who met Wayne was guaranteed to laugh and have a good time.   

In his youth, he was affectionately given the nickname “French Fry” by his peers for his love of French fries.  It was later shortened to “Frenchie”.  Wayne had a great love for movies and enjoyed playing cards.  He would watch his favorite movies multiple times and never grew tired of them.  

Wayne was predeceased by his father, Edward Eggleston and two brothers—Edward Eggleston, Jr. and Kenneth “Pete” Eggleston.  He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Tiffani Herring and his granddaughter, Tionnia Polen.  His mother, Christine Eggleston and three brothers, Herman Eggleston, Harold Dawling, and Scott Eggleston along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. 

Viewing Thursday, March 30, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Friday, March 31, 2023 10:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Marvina Gatlin says

    My Condolences and Prayers to the Eggleston Family! Ms. Christine and Scott I Love You’ll. I Will Never Forget Wayne!! From, Marvina Eggleston Gatlin/Judy Mae’s Daughter

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    Vickie Clark Draper says

    So sorry for our loss this is unreal and my heart is heavy. May God grant us peace. With Heartfelt Sympathy your Cousin, Vickie and Family

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