September 28, 1946 — December 21, 2017

John Gordon “Wayne” Avery was born September 28, 1946 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada to Gordon and Elaine Avery.

He died December 21, 2017 in Albany at Evergreen Hospice House in Albany where he was surrounded by family and life-long friends.

Wayne married Jeanie on June 16, 1991 in Albany. He had five children from his previous marriage to Marianne Nowlin.

He is survived by wife, Jeanie; sons Brooke and Ryan; daughters Nicole Foley and Ashley Housing; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five stepchildren; brother Paul Avery; and sister Maxine Ensor.

He was preceded in death by brother David; and son Chad.

A service in Wayne’s honor will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 3030 Grand Prairie Rd. SE, Albany.

Memorial contributions in Wayne’s name can be made at https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/work-financed/