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Edwin Wayne Magwood

Edwin Wayne Magwood
  • November 18, 1952 - September 11, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“We first met Wayne on the phone less than a month before our wedding thanks to a fellow employee and his wife for the introduction. We were...Read More »
1 of 72 | Posted by: Florence Zak - North Charleston, SC

“Man I miss our talks, Rest In Peace. His daughters are in my prayers ”
2 of 72 | Posted by: Daniel Neese - Mount pleasant, SC

“I am saddened by your sudden passing. I don't believe we ever met, but you filled my home with tons of shrimp dinners. Your daughter is a wonderful...Read More »
3 of 72 | Posted by: Jennifer Byrnes - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Ann and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I was shocked to have heard what happened. Wayne was a great friend. He leaves behind a legacy that...Read More »
4 of 72 | Posted by: BJ Hanf - Decatur, AL - Friend

“Wayne aka (Uncle Wayne) you sure did leave an imprint on my life! From growing up with your youngest daughters to cutting a rug on your boat and on...Read More »
5 of 72 | Posted by: Tiffany Pierce - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Wayne aka (Uncle Wayne) you sure did leave an imprint on my life! From growing up with your youngest daughters to cutting a rug on your boat and on...Read More »
6 of 72 | Posted by: Tiffany Pierce - Mount Pleasant, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have so many stories and great memories of Wayne and being out on the WOF. He always told me I had...Read More »
7 of 72 | Posted by: Milissia Winn - Summerville, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss.Wayne was a great dad and super nice guy. Love you all. ”
8 of 72 | Posted by: Rita Austera - Richmond, VA

“My condolences to the Magwood Family.... Wayne is loved by many and truely missed... He lives in our hearts and memories forever.... He was a...Read More »
9 of 72 | Posted by: Sarah Keune - North Charleston, SC

“Brother Wayne will be missed.. ”
10 of 72 | Posted by: Kenneth Medders - Adama run, SC

“A very fine and humble man whom everyone loved. ”
11 of 72 | Posted by: Linda Stone - Acquaintance

“I live in MTP and met Wayne and friends at Art's. He was soft spoken and kind. I hope Wayne is kicking back on his shrimp boat in heaven and...Read More »
12 of 72 | Posted by: Danette Denny - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Captain Magwood came to our church, Bethany United Methodist Church, in Summerville as we were preparing the congregation for our annual presentation...Read More »
13 of 72 | Posted by: Deborah Davis - SUMMERVILLE, SC

“Matt,Our thoughts, hearts & prayers continue to be with you & your family. We love you! ”
14 of 72 | Posted by: Stacie & Russell Driggers - SC

“So sorry about Wayne, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
15 of 72 | Posted by: Michael & Gayle Cox - Charleston, SC

“Greatly saddened upon learning of the loss of Wayne. I was a long time shrimper and a good friend of his for many years. He will be missed. ”
16 of 72 | Posted by: John Copeman - Friend

“Wayne , I will forever remember everything!!! All the laughs all the tears and most importantly imma miss the spontaneous moments . The ones when I...Read More »
17 of 72 | Posted by: Gin Locke - Mount pleasant, SC

“I never got to meet him but I knew of him. I knew one of his daughters in High School and into adulthood. I can't begin to imagine the pain this...Read More »
18 of 72 | Posted by: Tonya Adams-Brisson - SC

“Words aren't enough to express my sorrow in hearing about Wayne's death. His family should take comfort in the the way he lived his life and the fact...Read More »
19 of 72 | Posted by: Linda Page - MOUNT PLEASANT, SC

“Donnie and I want to extend our heartfelt prayers and sympathy to Waynes family. What a terrible loss for them and for all who knew him.He will be...Read More »
20 of 72 | Posted by: Penny and donnie Bruns - Friend

“I got to know Capt Wayne through the years...just a genuinely good guy...one memory I have was coming into Shem Creek on a boat with some friends...Read More »
21 of 72 | Posted by: Bob Hood - MT PLEASANT, SC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
22 of 72 | Posted by: Tammy Mills Gaskins

“I was always "cousin Leroy". Five pages of beautiful memories of him so far are testimony to his character. The picture of him posted on this site...Read More »
23 of 72 | Posted by: Rev. William L. (Roy) Hills - SC

Aboard The Winds of Fortune July 2016 “Spent many a day on the Winds of Fortune with Captain Wayne. A great storyteller and a good listener. What a compassionate, and kind man. I am so...Read More »
24 of 72 | Posted by: Dick Pierce - Eden Prairie, MN

“My heart is full as I heard of Wayne's passing. May you find peace knowing what a kind person he was . He was a blessing to all who knew him ”
25 of 72 | Posted by: Wezi Manos - Mt. Pleasant

“I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your comfort. What a unique and beautiful life he led. A symbol of our hometown. ”
26 of 72 | Posted by: Nadeen Bir - Durham, NC

“I am so sorry for this incredibly loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. ”
27 of 72 | Posted by: Clelia Reardon - North Charleston, SC

“Wayne was by all words used to describe him A CHAMPION AMERICAN! He friended me many years ago and there was a constant and everlasting bond that...Read More »
28 of 72 | Posted by: Michael LeBel - Cross, SC

“Scotty and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
29 of 72 | Posted by: Shirley, Dale,Patrice and Amelia Ackerman - SC

“so sorry to hear of the loss of Wayne. What a character and what a loss to the shrimping community. I remember visiting the docks with Bubba and it...Read More »
30 of 72 | Posted by: Pat VonHarten - Friend

“To Jenn and family....We are so saddened for all of you on the tragic loss of your Dad. He was a Low Country legend and it is a tragic loss for you...Read More »
31 of 72 | Posted by: Angela & Greg Gomes - Charleston, SC

“Wayne Magwood brought 'Sunshine to everyone he met" He had a heart of gold. He was the life of my 50th birthday party at Buddy Roe's. He was a mentor...Read More »
32 of 72 | Posted by: Jane & Doug Hester - Friend

“I am so sorry to about Capt. Wayne. Prayers to the family. R I P Sir... ”
33 of 72 | Posted by: Susan - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of this tragic passing may the lord bless you all in this time of sorrow.Captain Wayne was a Great man and good friend who will...Read More »
34 of 72 | Posted by: Larry Odom - Friend

“Trendy may God give you and your family comfort during this time. ”
35 of 72 | Posted by: Michelle Magwood - Lawrenceville, GA

“To Tressy, Jennifer, and the Magwood family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. ”
36 of 72 | Posted by: Sharon DuPree Capers & Family

“I am so sorry to hear of this tragic passing may the lord bless you all in this time of sorrow ”
37 of 72 | Posted by: Herb Fallon - Goosecreek, SC

“A fine man, devoted to family, friends and the Shrimping Industry. He will be sorely missed. ”
38 of 72 | Posted by: SuSu Baldwin - Mt, Pleasant, SC

“Tara, I cannot imagine what you are going through. I'm here for you! Call anytime. I loved Wayne with the same pure love he showed everyone. He was...Read More »
39 of 72 | Posted by: Shirley McLeod - Summerton, SC

“Dear Daughters of Wayne, My deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of your dad. He was always kind to us as neighbors in Shemwood. I ran into him...Read More »
40 of 72 | Posted by: Ursula Ferguson - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Condolences to your entire family. Such a loss to our town! ”
41 of 72 | Posted by: Vicki Sanford - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“May you be at peace riding the waves in Heaven. ”
42 of 72 | Posted by: Emily McGovern - Savannah

“We are so sorry to learn of your dad's passing, Tressy. I have many memories of talking and visiting with him at Shem Creek. ”
43 of 72 | Posted by: Wayman and Phyllis Stanley

“Tressy and Tim:Wayman and I are so sorry to learn of your dads' passing, Tressy. Wayman has many memories of seeing and talking with your dad. His...Read More »
44 of 72 | Posted by: Wayman and Phyllis Stanley

“Im so sorry for the Magwoods loss of a special family member, he will be greatly missed.R.I.P. ”
45 of 72 | Posted by: Bridget Gerhold - Mt.pleasant, SC

“Sorry for your lost, praying for you at this time,God Bless ”
46 of 72 | Posted by: Betty Bridgman - Walterboro, SC

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Know that your life living was not...Read More »
47 of 72 | Posted by: Elmire Raven - Acquaintance

“Dear Family, Our hearts are “sad”. We saw Wayne nearly every time we went out in the boat and followed him a lot when he was coming...Read More »
48 of 72 | Posted by: Sylvia...Jimmy - Friend

“I met you when I was 11 1/2 & became your sister in law at 12. It’s hard to realize where the years have gone. Thank you for giving me 2...Read More »
49 of 72 | Posted by: Elaine Bozman - Family

“Wayne was an exceptional person. There were not many like him on this planet. He would give you the shirt off of his back if it was needed. I am glad...Read More »
50 of 72 | Posted by: Riddell Perry - Friend

“GoGo, those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. So...Read More »
51 of 72 | Posted by: Dianne Fuller - Blythewood, SC

“Peace and fair winds, Captain Wayne. I'll miss seeing your smile down at the docks. I'm so thankful we became friends. Shrimping with you on The...Read More »
52 of 72 | Posted by: Alexandra Garcia - Mount Pleasant, SC

“To Tressy Mellichamp and the entire Magwood Family: Please know that we are keeping you all in our prayers for strength during this tragedy with the...Read More »
53 of 72 | Posted by: The Fisk family - Friend

“To Tressy Mellichamp and the entire Magwood Family: Please know that we are keeping you all in our prayers for strength during this tragedy with the...Read More »
54 of 72 | Posted by: The Fisk family - Friend

“He's back at the helm again. He touched tens of thousands with that kind, generous soul, and a heart that never seemed to harden, regardless of the...Read More »
55 of 72 | Posted by: Carole Cuttino - SC - Friend

“Deeply saddened at this sudden loss. ”
56 of 72 | Posted by: Kathy Dowds - Mt.Pleasant

“We will miss you. Back last year he was tied up at Bennett's Point ”
57 of 72 | Posted by: Angus Patterson - Ruffin, SC

“Delores, blessings to you and your family during this most difficult time. I was just fondly thinking of you this week when I passed by Shem Creek,...Read More »
58 of 72 | Posted by: Patty Parks - Summerville, SC

“Gogo and family my heart is heavy wayne was and is the most kind person I know he was very polite and very nice to me when ever I came to your house...Read More »
59 of 72 | Posted by: Dolly Winkler - FL - Family

“Tressy, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of ur father while doing something that he did on a regular basis probably crossing that street...Read More »
60 of 72 | Posted by: Anne Renneker - Coworker


61 of 72 | Posted by: Laurie, Mike and Logan - Friend

“Your family is in our heart thoughts and prayers RIP Wayne ”
62 of 72 | Posted by: Robert / Tracey Holsclaw - SC

“Wayne, you are loved and will be missed dearly. My memories go back to fishing off of The Winds of Fortune with my husband Mike Smith and our son...Read More »
63 of 72 | Posted by: Laurie, Mike and Logan - Friend

“Gone way too soon ,loved Mr Wayne and the entire Magwood family,so so sad ”
64 of 72 | Posted by: Jimmy Taylor - Awendaw, SC

“My deepest sympathies to you all. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Susan ”
65 of 72 | Posted by: Susan Dalton - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“As a community and family attempts to deal with the untimely taking of such a giving and dedicated man, I am so thankful for the recent phone...Read More »
66 of 72 | Posted by: Karen Wagley - Jacksonville, NC

“I am so very sorry for your loss ”
67 of 72 | Posted by: Eileene Evatt - Sumter, SC

“your greatly missed Uncle Wayne@ ”
68 of 72 | Posted by: Boyd Bearden - Denmark, SC

“Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. So very sorry for your loss. God bless. ”
69 of 72 | Posted by: Stacy Johnston - Acquaintance

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Wayne & all of his family...... Tara & Melissa you are always in my heart.......love and prayers for you all ”
70 of 72 | Posted by: Sissy Manucy - NC

“Dennis and I were sorry to hear of Wayne's death. It is a loss that will be felt for a long time. If there is anything we can do please let us know ”
71 of 72 | Posted by: Dennis and Pam Blackwell - SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.Rest in peace Captain Wayne. ”
72 of 72 | Posted by: Brenda Wilson - Mt. Pleasant, SC


Edwin Wayne Magwood, 67, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Friday, September 11, 2020. A private family service will be held in Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel. A public memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a later date.

Wayne was born November 18, 1952 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Clarence A. Magwood, Jr. and the late Alva Carullo Magwood. Wayne followed in his father's footsteps and was shrimping by the age of sixteen. He graduated from Murray Vocational School and went on to earn his Captain's License. He captained his boat the Winds of Fortune and they were fixtures on Shem Creek for more than 30 years before his retirement earlier this year. Throughout his life, Wayne shrimped from the Panhandle of the Gulf to the east coast of Virginia. He was a hard-working father and spouse who not only labored tirelessly for his family, but also the shrimping industry.

Captain Wayne Magwood was an iconic character known on Shem Creek and the waterways of the Lowcountry. Wayne and his beloved boat the Winds of Fortune symbolized the South Carolina coast and all that makes it special and unique. He was featured in Darius Rucker's Come Back Song video, The History Channel, The Weather Channel, Amazing Race and Dirty Jobs.

Wayne was a life member of the SC Shrimpers Association and Southern Shrimpers Alliance serving as president and devoting his time to preserving the shrimping industry. He was a member of the East Cooper Outboard Motor Club and a founder of the Mt. Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet Festival proudly displaying his boat. Wayne was selected to receive The Three Sister's Award 2008 in Charleston in recognition of his efforts to preserve the unique character of the Lowcountry. He was presented The Order of the Palmetto from Governor Mark Sanford in April 2011 which is the State's highest Civilian honor awarded to citizens of South Carolina for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of National or Statewide significance. He devoted his time and talent to preserving the shrimping tradition and its presence on Shem Creek.

He is survived by Tressy Magwood Mellichamp (Tim) and Jennifer Magwood Ray (Jeremy) his daughters with his first wife, the late Patricia Ann Tetor; Tara Magwood (Fiancé, Michael) and Melissa Magwood, daughters with his second wife Ann Rodenburg Magwood; stepchildren, Danny O'Lannerghty and Patrick Leonard; siblings, Scotty Magwood and Sherryl Magwood; grandchildren, Matthew, Morgan and Mackenzie Howard and Jake, Savannah and Catherine Mellichamp; nephew, Clarence Magwood, IV "Rocky" and other nieces and nephews. He was most recently married to and is survived by Delores Crane Magwood along with her children Vinny, Maria and Maggie. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Clarence "Skipper" Magwood, III.

Memorials may be made to the Southern Shrimp Alliance at https://www.shrimpalliance.com/join-us/apply-online/#donate.