Lester Wayne Whiteley, 75, of Byesville, passed away Saturday April 7, 2018, at Greystone Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cambridge.
He was born June 26, 1942, the son of the late Ben and Mary Jewell Whiteley.
Wayne worked for several years at NCR, before taking over the 10th Street Market in Byesville. A business he would continue to own, and operate for 20 years, before retiring. Wayne was also a long time volunteer at SEORMC. He was a member of the Stop 9 Church of Christ, where he enjoyed volunteering, and delivering meals on the holidays to people in need.
Wayne was an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians fan, and also a strong supporter of Meadowbrook sports teams. He enjoyed his flower garden, playing cards with his friends, and his time spent volunteering.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Harman, Paul “PJ”, Lloyd, George, Alvin and Leroy Whiteley, two sisters Edna and Anna Mae; one step son, Kim Miles.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Jean Ann (King) Whiteley, whom he married on November, 27, 1976, his step-children, Steve Miles, Debbie Baker, Melinda “Lindy” Williams; two sisters, Wilma Jean (Gerald) Duncan, Canal Fulton, and Linda Clay, Piedmont; several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and brothers and sisters in law, and his two cats Gator and Pepper.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 11:00 am -1:00 pm at Black-Epperson Funeral Home in Byesville, where a funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Evangelist Woody Biggs officiating. Burial will follow in Pisgah Cemetery.