Wayne Angleton, 84, rural Chanute, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Wayne was born in Chetopa Township, Neosho County, on Jan. 31, 1928 the son of Hubert A. and Hazel Neely Angleton. He attended Stark High School. In 1946 he joined the United States Army and was stationed in Japan after WWII. After returning from overseas he was stationed at Fort Lewis. On Sept. 6, 1953 he married Rosalie Greve in Chanute. They celebrated 58 years together.
He worked on the construction of the Fall River dam, hauled milk for Mid-America, and was a freight driver for Montgomery Ward for several years where he received 28 annual safe driving awards. He loved the outdoors where he loved to camp, hunt, and work with trial hounds. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Rosalie Angleton, of the home; three sons, Dan Angleton and wife, Barbie, Chanute, Donald Angleton and wife, Deann, Chelsea, Okla., and David Angleton and wife, Linda, Chanute; 12 grandchildren, Everett Angleton, Melinda Anderson, Emily Angleton, Elizabeth Angleton, David Popejoy, Ted Angleton, Jenny Angleton, Haley Angleton, Kyle Angleton, Katie Angleton, Kelly Angleton, and Keenan Angleton; three great-grandchildren, Britany Angleton, Chandler Angleton, and AJ Schmidt; one honorary grandchild, Amber Brazile Fischbach; two brothers, Cecil Angleton, Erie, and Alan Angleton, Erie; three sisters, Lucille Shook, Fredonia, Marlene Grogan, Dewey, Okla., and Mary Burnett, Craig, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Delbert Angleton, and one sister, Martha Siemer.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at Shaw Cemetery in Shaw.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Memorials in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left with the funeral home.
To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com