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Dr. M. Wayne "Butch" DeLozier

THIBODEAX,  LA.  - Dr. M. Wayne "Butch" DeLozier, 56, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 17, 2002 at his home. Dr. DeLozier graduated from Newport News High School in 1963.  Thereafter, he graduated from the University of Richmond, with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing.  Later, at the age of 25, Dr. DeLozier received his Doctorate degee (Ph.D.) in Marketing from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  After completing his doctorate, Dr. DeLozier taught at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, for two years.  Following Wright State University, he became a professor of marketing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.  At South Carolina, he taught for 15 years and authored numerous nationally published textbooks pertaining to marketing and retailing.  Afterwards, Dr. DeLozier accepted a postion at Nicholls State University in Thibodeax, La., as Distinguished Professor of Marketing.  Along with his teaching responsibilities, Dr. DeLozier continued writing textbooks and articles, and spoke at national and international marketing conferences.  As a result of Dr. DeLozier's contributions in education, Mayor Barry DuVall of Newport News proclaimed April 12 "Wayne DeLozier Day."  Dr. DeLozier is survived by his parents, Jean and Raymond (Pete) DeLozier of Poquoson; one daughter, Bethany Marie Padgett, and her husband, John, of Clermont, Fla.; two grandchildren, Taylor and Savannah Padgett, also of Clermont, Fla.; one sister, Peggy Brown, and her husband, Thomas, of Poquoson; one niece, Lindsey Brown; and one nephew, Jeremy Brown of Poquoson.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Peninsula Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Peninsula Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Boys and Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula, 429 Thorncliff Drive, Newport News, Va.
Published in the Daily Press from 3/18/02 to 3/20/02.