· Served 23 years in the Army
· Retired First Sergeant
· Distinguished honor graduate
BA degree in Business from Columbia College
received honors in all academic pursuits
· For over 16 years following retirement from the military, he Operated and Managed various restaurants in both Fort Walton Beach, FL. & Ports St. Lucie, FL.
Survived by: His wife of 25 years Debbie; his children, Jeanne Miller, Leslie and Scott Barrett, Michael and Peggy Ventura, Henry and Sharon Patrick; grandchildren Justin, Ashley, Tyler, Dylan, Hunter and Chase; Also Wayne's Port St. Lucie, FL family, Sister Sandy and her Husband Ray Walker, and Ginnylynne Walker (niece) Johnston. Wayne additional family included his mother-in-law Peggy Turner, as well as many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Wayne was a kind, gentle caring man who loved his family, loved music, and loved playing the guitar.
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