Obituary of Harry Wayne Montague
Harry Wayne Montague, 78, of Charlotte, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021. Born August 27, 1943 in Fort Gordon, Georgia, he was the son of the late Robert Wayne Montague and Doris Mildred Cranford Montague. Harry attended Clemson University and completed an Electrical Engineering degree at UNC-Charlotte after returning from Vietnam. He entered the U.S. Army in 1966 and went to Fort Sill, OK field artillery basic training and officers candidate school. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the US Army and spent a year as an Artillery Forward Observer while assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam. After his discharge he joined the NCARNG and commanded a Firing Battery for 5 years in Thomasville, NC later serving as brigade FSO, battalion S3, battalion XO and commanding the 1/113 FA Battalion in Charlotte. He retired in 1995 as Lieutenant Colonel. After his full time service he completed college and began working as a consulting engineer in telecommunications with Mid-South, then Carnes, Burkett, Wiltsee & Assoc. before starting his own consulting firm Allons, Inc. He was a devout Christian who loved teaching Youth at Sharon Baptist, then Senior Adults at First Baptist Charlotte. Harry was an avid Clemson Fan and, when not working, enjoyed spending time with his family (often on the ball fields with his children) and serving his country.
Harry is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sandra Stokes Montague; son, Robert Andrew "Andy" Montague and his wife, Lauren; daughter, Elizabeth Lindsay "Liz" Montague-Farwell and her husband, Mike; grandchildren: Margaret "Maggie” Montague, Jackson Reed "Jax", Emerson Wayne and Charleston Rae Farwell; mother-in-law, Margaret Reed Stokes; and many more loving family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in the Chapel of Hankins and Whittington Rev. John Butler officiating. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte.
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Memorials may be mailed to Sharon Baptist Church, P.O. Box 470007, Charlotte, NC 28247-0007 marked Wayne Montague Memorial-WDS
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