William Wayne Pease, 90, of Mexico, Mo., died at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the Mexico Veterans Home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Mount Olivet Church. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery following the service.
A visitation celebrating Wayne’s life will be held at 1 p.m. until the time-of-service Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Mount Olivet Church.
Wayne was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Vandalia, Mo., the son of Ira and Mabel (Kelly) Pease.
He was united in marriage to Doris Haverich on Nov. 25, 1951. Doris and Wayne divorced in May of 1998 but remained close friends. She died earlier on Feb. 6, 2021.
His parents; four Brothers, Tallmadge Pease, Clifford Pease, Leroy Pease, and Melvin Pease; six sisters, Evelyn Grover, Julia Mae who died in infancy, Viola Maskey, Leota Craighead, Sue Henderson, and Mildred Morris, all died earlier.
Survivors include his children, Jeanine (Sam) McEvers of Bluffs, Ill., Eddie Pease of Laddonia, Mo., Keith (Janie) Pease of Vandalia, Mo., and Lanette (Jim) Goldsborough of Jacksonville, Ill.; one sister, Dorothy Emo of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Lezlie (Michael) Fuhr, Jason (Courtney) McEvers, Lori (Jimmie) Howerton, Stephanie (Joe) Largent, Dustan (Kailyn) Pease, Alena Schafer and Alecia Freels; 15 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Wayne honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from January of 1952 to January of 1954. He was a member of the Mount Olivet Church in rural Vandalia.
Wayne enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was always visiting someone and often found traveling to the West Coast to visit his old Army buddies and family. He was no stranger to hard work spending most of his time working on his farm and at Harbison Walker Refractories.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olivet Church 9945 Highway W, Vandalia, MO 63382.
Online condolences may be made to the family on Wayne’s memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com.