Albert Ova "Butch" Wayman, age 84, of Pine Bluff, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at the home of his daughter. Mr. Wayman was born September 25, 1927, a son of the late William Cary and Bertha Elizabeth Frank Wayman.
Albert Ova “Butch” Wayman, age 84, of Pine Bluff, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at the home of his daughter. Mr. Wayman was born September 25, 1927, a son of the late William Cary and Bertha Elizabeth Frank Wayman.
Mr. Wayman was reared and educated in Pine Bluff, where he attended the Pine Bluff schools. At the age of seventeen, he entered the US Navy and served in World War II. Upon returning from the war, he began working at Arkansas Power & Light Company and was transfered to Forrest City where he spent twenty-two years, returning to Pine Bluff in 1973. He retired in 1991, after forty-five years of service, as Sub Station Maintenance Supervisor.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where he was on the finance committee, a lifetime member of the Forrest City Jaycees where they named a ballpark for him due to his participation in the Little League.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Chastity Busby in 1972; sister, Rose Mary Brockman; a brother Roy Wayman; his wife, in 2008, Margaret Ann Brown Wayman, whom he married November 6. 1948, in Pine Bluff.
He is survived by a daughter, Beverly Ann Kennedy of Pine Bluff; a son, William “Mark” Wayman of Forrest City; two brothers, Allen Wayman of Pine Bluff and Jerry Wayman of Holiday Island, Ark.; four grandchildren, Michelle, Bryan, Summer and Angela; seven great-grandchildren, Chelsa, Garrett, Payton, Christian, MaKinley, Cheyann and Jagger.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with Chaplain Jason Ferguson and Reverend Jackie Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Robinson’s from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice Angels, 3801 South Camden Road, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603.