Echols, Robert Wayne

June 17, 1953 -June 10, 2014

Story from the Quilt:

From his picture standing by the Narrows on one of many trips with his family he loved so much, Wayne appears to be a simple man. He did love simple things like just being with family, watching a sunset, feeding the birds, discussing politics with friends or reading a book. But really, he was a great man and not just with his jobs for the state or with the universities- Alabama, UAB or Birmingham Southern.

Wayne stood tall among men because of his giving heart. He always had time for you, walked by your side, gave you encouraging words or a helping hand or prayed for you. If money was the need, he would always share his. It was simple for him. Through God’s grace he gave all of us his love in his life…and in his death.