Tuesday, October 29th, 2013...4:55 am
Wayne A. Cline, Sr., ’44
Dr. Wayne Allen Cline, age 90, died after a long illness at Arbor Acres in
Winston-Salem, on Oct. 26, 2013. Born in Greensboro on Jan. 7, 1923, Dr.
Cline was the oldest son of Harvey and Nell Groome Cline. After graduating
from the Citadel in 1944, Dr. Cline completed his medical training at the
University of Virginia and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Upon completion of his Urological Residency, Dr. Cline headed to front line
duty in the Korean War. There he joined the staff of the 11th Evacuation
Hospital Unit. He completed his military service with a six month term at
Tokyo General Hospital where he was Chief of Urological Services. In 1953 he
joined Dr. John Frazier and Dr. Norris Erb in the Salisbury Urological
Clinic. During his tenure at the clinic he became a nationally recognized
leader in the surgical treatment of benign prostatic disease. He retired
from the Salisbury Urological Clinic in 1987. During the course of his
career, he was active in many local, state and national medical and
urological associations. He was a Fellow of the American College of
Surgeons, American Urological Association and the Southeast Section of the
AUA. He was past president of the Rowan Medical Society, the North and South
Carolina Urological Associations, as well as the Southern Society of
Urological Surgeons. In 1977, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award
for his service as the head of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine Alumni
Association. Dr. Cline’s lifelong passion was medicine and he felt that the
delivery of high quality healthcare was as important as his surgical skills.
He served as Chief of Staff of Rowan Regional Medical Center and was the
first physician to become Chairman of the Rowan Regional Medical Center
Board of Trustees. It was under his leadership and generosity that Rowan
Memorial Hospital grew to become Rowan Regional Medical Center serving an
even larger area of Rowan and surrounding counties. He was a long time
member of the Methodist Church in Salisbury. He loved golf, sailing,
windsurfing and water skiing. He is survived by his wife, Deane; two
children: a daughter, Deborah Isbister and her husband Dave of
Winston-Salem; a son, Wayne A. Cline, Jr. and his wife Christy of Salisbury;
and two granddaughters, Holly Kent Hollar and her husband Aaron of
Nashville, Tenn., and Elizabeth Piper Cline of New York, N.Y. He was
predeceased by his brother John. The family wishes to thank the staff of
Arbor Acres of Winston-Salem and Patricia Wayne of Salisbury for their
loving care during his difficult illness. Service: A memorial service will
be held at The First United Methodist Church in Salisbury on Saturday, Nov.
2 at 4 p.m. followed by a reception at the home of Christy and Wink Cline.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to
Rowan Helping Ministries, 226 N. Long St., Salisbury, NC; The First United
Methodist Church, Building Fund, 217 S. Church St., Salisbury, NC 28144; or
David Kent Isbister Fund for the Benefit of the Williams Center, Senior
Services, Inc., 2895 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Summersett
Funeral Home in Salisbury is assisting the family.