Wren Carroll Way, 1939 – 2021

Wren Carroll Way, 1939 – 2021


Wren Carroll Way passed away peacefully on April 19, 2021 after a lengthy illness. He was 81 years old. Wren was born on December 17, 1939, in Utica, MS to the late Richard and Beulah Way. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.

Wren Carroll Way (Courtesy Glenwood Funeral Home)

Wren is survived by his wife, Debbie, of 30 years, his children, Adam (Angie) Way of Centralia, Kansas, Karen Way of Pensacola, Florida, Angela (Mark) Presley of Vicksburg, and Courtney (Tommy) Kelley of Vicksburg. Wren’s grandchildren are Alec Kitchens, Eli Way, Carley Beth Pickering, Hayden (Lee Catherine) Pickering, Amberlyn Kelley and Braxton Kelley, and one little great-granddaughter, Breleigh Blackwood of Vicksburg, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased in death by his siblings, Dean Kelley, Barbara Pace, Mary Louise Perritt, Betty Way, Anthony Way, and R. C. Way.

Wren received his juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi in 1966 and began practicing law in Vicksburg, where he served his clients with kindness for 57 years.
Wren had a deep rooted passion for his faith, family, and friends. He was a classic southern gentlemen with a twinkle in his eye who always thought of others before himself. Wren was a great story teller and loved making people laugh with his jokes. He was an avid tv and radio fan of Ole Miss sports of every kind and cherished his time with buddies at hunting camps. He enjoyed wood working, being outdoors in his shop, and most of all, dancing. His integrity was well known throughout the community. Wren’s kind and compassionate spirit will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held at Glenwood Funeral Home on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with services immediately following at noon.
Wren was a member of Porters Chapel United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road,
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180.