Born in Sparta, NC, on June 23, 1921, he was the son of the late Robert and Lura (Edwards) Rector. He served during World War II in the US Army.
Before his retirement he was a Carpenter, employed by Aberdeen Proving Ground. Bayne loved his family and the Lord. He enjoyed woodworking and activities in his church, The North East Church of the Nazarene. There is a plaque located at the entrance of Mr. Rectors home: “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15.