Wayne E. Brassey, 75, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on March 1, 2023. He was born in Casper, Wyoming and moved to Tampa from Clearwater in 2015. He also served in the Army and later became a regional manager for Cruise America. His favorite pastime was golfing, where he was a member of Paradise Golf Association.
Wayne was the only son of Ed and Frances Brassey. In his youth, he moved quite a bit, as his dad worked for several oil companies. In 1960 they moved to Panama, where his dad took on the job of Comptroller for the Panamanian Refinery for 25 years. Wayne spent the next six years collecting many cherished memories, and friends, before going to Stetson University. He excelled at golf, playing on the university team and afterward became an assistant coach to the Georgia Tech Golf team for a period of time. He shot his age several times in his early seventies, and the many friends he made along the way were very special. His love for golf was exceeded only by his love for his wife of eight years, and his adopted family.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Frances Brassey. He is survived by his wife, Dody Gwinn Brassey. His stepsons: Jimmy (Heidi), John and Kevin (Pilar) Gwinn, and his five step-grandchildren.
His dry sense of humor, intellect and his quick wit were his constant companions. The expression most heard when describing him was “he was just the sweetest man”! He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Wayne’s memory to: