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Oct. 15, 1956 – Dec. 20, 2013

Wayne Mallory, who worked in information systems for American Axle, died Friday in Atlanta. He was 57.

Mr. Mallory was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kensington High School and DeVry Institute of Technology.

He served in the Air Force from 1982 to 1992 as an information systems technician before joining American Axle.

Mr. Mallory sang in the choir of True Bethel Baptist Church in Buffalo and First Baptist Church in Atlanta, where he moved three years ago.

Survivors include his wife, the former Althea “Vicky” Watson; a son, Wayne Earnest Jr.; two daughters, Asia Denae and Akilah Nicole; a brother, Lance; two sisters, Valerie Wilburn and Elaine Morris; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St., preceded by a wake at 10.