Horace Wayne Garvey, Sr. Horace Wayne Garvey, Sr., 71, of Topeka died March 27, 2014 at his home. He was born October 26, 1942, in Paducah, KY, the son of George and Viola (Barrow) Garvey. Wayne retired from the United States Air Force, serving from November 18, 1959, until November 30, 1979. After retiring he began a second career as a corrections officer for the State of Kansas, retiring in 1997. He married Donna Artzer on June 26, 1965, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She survives. Other survivors include his children, Wayne Garvey, II, Brian Garvey, Traci Forman and her husband Robert, all of Topeka, stepfather, John Knowlton, siblings, Delores Swyers, Sue Ford and Ruth Heiken. Five grandchildren, Amanda, Codi, Morgan, Josey Garvey and Hannah Forman, two great-grandsons, Kaden and Jayce Baber also survive. Wayne will lie in state after 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. A Parish Rosary and Vigil Service will begin at 6:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Graveside inurnment will be 2:30 Wednesday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Prior to the graveside service Wednesday, all are invited to join the family for lunch beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall. Following the lunch there will be a procession to the cemetery. The family suggests contribution be made to Sacred Heart/St. Joseph Parish sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com. Horace Wayne Garvey Sr.
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Mar. 30, 2014
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