He went by Wayne. He was born to David Roy and Agnes Mae Shatswell in Oklahoma. The family moved to the Yuba-Sutter area in 1951. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Wilma Marie Shatswell.
Wayne graduated with the class of 1955 from Yuba City high school in Yuba City, CA. He attended Yuba College and later, CSU in Chico, CA. He also attended Laurence University in Santa Barbara where he earned his Ph.D in Educational Phychology. He is survived by 2 sons, 2 sisters and four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.