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R. Wayne Philbeck

June 6, 1936 - February 23, 2020

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***Due to the State of Emergency declared by the State of North Carolina in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the family is opting to postpone the Homecoming Celebration service. The family will be scheduling the service for a later date. Please check here often for an update.***

R. Wayne Philbeck of Cary, North Carolina left this earth on February 23, 2020 to be united with his Lord Jesus Christ. He left the following words for us: "For I died when Christ died, and my real life hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is my real life, is revealed to the whole world, I will share in all His glory." (Col 3:3-4) "And now, all glory to God, who was able to keep me from stumbling, and who now brings me into His glorious presence, innocent of sin and with great joy. All glory to Him, who alone is God my Savior, through Jesus Christ my Lord. Yes, glory, majesty, power, and authority belong to Him, in the beginning, now, and forevermore. Amen" (Jude 24-25)

Mr. Philbeck was born in Shelby, NC and his childhood home was in Hickory, NC. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Hambright Philbeck and Amzi Clyde Philbeck, both of Hickory, NC. He is survived by his sister Joan Philbeck Drum, and his brother Ronald (Lin) Philbeck, both of Hickory. He leaves his devoted wife, Patricia Barrett Philbeck, four children Mark (Kim) Philbeck, Keith Philbeck, Jennifer Philbeck, and Timothy (Autumn) Philbeck, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild, all from North Carolina and Virginia.

Mr. Philbeck was a Korean War veteran, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He graduated With Honors from N.C. State University and was retired from IBM where he had received an Outstanding Contribution Award for computer design work.

During his retirement years Mr. Philbeck became known as the "Computer Coach" because he enjoyed helping people with their personal computers.

Mr. Philbeck was 83 years old. A brief Military Service will be held in Salisbury, NC at Salisbury National Cemetary, 501 Statesville Blvd. in Salisbury,NC at a later date. Stay tuned for an update.
Posted by:
Lisa Nguyen
Posted on:
March 12, 2020
My name is Lisa Nguyen, a former caregiver, who helped to take care of Mr. Philbeck during his final days. I would like to express my sincere condolences to all of you, and that my prayers will be with you. It truly is an honor to know that I was able to be of service to Mr. Philbeck and his family. I remember that he said that I was a special caregiver.
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