Wayne Mead Dearing, 81,
passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at DeaconessHospital in Evansville.
He was born Aug. 26, 1930 in FortBranch, the son of Fred E. and Macy (Mead) Dearing.
Wayne was a graduate of OwensvilleHigh
class of 1949. He was a member of First General Baptist Church of Owensville
where he served as choir director and led the congregational singing for many
years. He also served as trustee for several years.
He was a member of the
Montgomery Township Advisory Board. He was a 50-year member of the Fort Branch
Masonic Lodge, an active member of the Scottish Rite of Evansville where he
served as choir director for 30 years, and a member of the Hadi
Wayne retired from farming in 1998 and had been part owner
of Owensville Lumber with his brother Stanley. He was a school bus driver for
route 16 FortBranch for 24 years. He was an avid supporter of the OwensvilleSchool and the Gibson Southern High School Bands.
Survivors include his wife of
60 years Marilyn (Newton) Dearing; sons, Larry W. (Jo) Dearing of Fort Branch,
Scott L. (Nancy) Dearing of Owensville; four grandchildren, Joshua L.
(Amy) Dearing, Greensboro, NC. Jared T. Dearing Evansville, Amanda L. (Brian)
Wilson, Poseyville, and Angela J. (Shawn) McGrew,
Haubstadt; five great-grandchildren, KalleyRocca, Greensboro, N.C. Kayla McGrew, Evansville, Kyler McGrew, Haubstadt, Macey
and Braden Dwight Wilson, Poseyville; brothers,
Stanley (Ruth) Dearing and Donald (Clara) Dearing both of Fort Branch; sister,
Marilyn (Kenneth) Wallace, Cynthiana.
Services will be Friday, Nov. 18,
2011 at at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville. Rev. Bob
Douglas will officiate. Burial will be in the MountMoriahCemetery.