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Wray McMichael Amos Jr, 65, of High Point, NC passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at Hospice Home at High Point with his wife of thirty-four years, Madeline Allen Amos by his side.
Born July 5, 1958, in High Point to Wray McMichael Amos and Ellen Groome Amos, Michael is a 1976 graduate of High Point Central High School and a 1980 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Upon graduation, he began working in the family business, Amos Hosiery. Always the entrepreneur, when Michael left the hosiery business he held many roles, including founding High Point Bowling Center, and developing Salem Glen Country Club in Clemmons, NC. More recently Michael was an Institutional Advancement Officer at High Point University.
More than work, Michael was a man of his community. He was passionate about serving and was actively involved in the Rotary Club, served as Chairman for United Way, was an Assistant Scout Leader for Boy Scouts of America Troop 4 and a faithful servant and lifelong member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church where he served as a Kerygma leader, chaired several committees and led the Usher team for two decades in honor of the memory of serving as an usher alongside his dad growing up.
Michael had a wonderfully positive and infectious attitude that literally changed the atmosphere around him. His passion for his faith and his love of people led him to start Second Story Men at Wesley Memorial, a unity group that has continued to grow for over 20 years. You never had to question if Michael loved you, he was never shy with showering you with praise and appreciation for anything anyone did for him, especially if you cooked for him. He had a contagious enthusiasm for so many including his Tar Heels, the High Point community, politics, church, and Amos and Allen Families.
He is survived by his wife, Madeline Allen Amos, daughter, Ellen Amos Travaglini and husband Alex Travaglini of Greenville, SC sons Wray McMichael “Mike” Amos, III of Greensboro, and James Bruton Allen “JB” Amos and wife Jamie of Raleigh; sisters, Leslie Helms and husband Ken of Salisbury and Julie Amos of Durham, many nieces and nephews who he deeply loved and his beloved dog Beau.
Memorial services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Saturday, November 4, 2023, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with Dr. Jeff Patterson officiating. Inurnment will be a private ceremony in the church columbarium.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, November 3, 2023, and also following the service, both in the Asbury Room at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael’s name to Hospice Home at High Point, 1803 Westchester Drive, High Point NC 27262, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point NC 27262 and Boy Scouts of America Troop 4, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point NC 27262.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.wrightfs.com
Wright Funerals-Cremations, High Point is in charge of arrangements.