Ira ‘Ray’ Wayne

Ira “Ray” Wayne, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 21, 2013.

Quick-witted, strong and gifted with numbers, Ray touched the lives of everyone he met. He had an infectious Cheshire grin, and earned the respect of those around him by his honesty, kindness and ingenuity. He led a full life that was rich in love and character. A truck driver for 33 years, he took pride in working hard and instilled that value in his family. He was a devout Christian and enjoyed being with family and friends.

Born in Kayford, W.Va., on April 13, 1939 to the late Noah and Ruth Wayne, he resided in Newark, W.Va., since 1994.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Doris; loving children, Jeff Case, Kimberly (Carmen) Calabrese, John (Tracey) Wayne, Melissa (Rick) Armbrust, Christopher (Tammy) Wayne and Andrea (David) Joliet; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Roger, Ora and Robert “Bobby” Wayne; sister, Patsy Grouch; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Iva “Mae” Williams; and brother, James “Vernon” Wayne.

Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and the funeral service will be Noon Wednesday at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, W.Va. Minister Roger Wayne will be officiating.