HARTFORD CITY – Darrell "Wayne" Whitesell Jr., 53, of Hartford City, passed away at 10:07 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
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He was born in Hartford City on August 28, 1960, to the late Darrell Whitesell and Connie Dollar Whitesell.
Wayne graduated from Blackford High School, Hartford City, in 1978 and attended Muncie Career Center.
He worked at Blackford County Schools in maintenance and also worked at Deslauriers Industries, Hartford City, as a plant supervisor.
Wayne enjoyed working with computerized machines and robotics.
He was a Harley-Davidson fan and owner, and he also like fishing.
Wayne will be sadly missed by his mother, Connie Whitesell; two daughters, Stephanie Whitesell, of Ander-son, and Tiffany (husband, Steven) Roderick, of Hartford City; four grandchildren, Kobe Burton, Bryce Burton, Dylan Roderick and Peyton Roderick; two sisters, Eva (husband, Gary) West, of Montpelier, and Rebecca (husband, Doug) Strine, of Hartford City; one brother, Robert Whitesell, of Fort Wayne; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Whitesell, March 5, 1985.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City, with the Rev. Lloyd Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.watersfuneralhomes.com
Waters Funeral Home
501 W Washington St
Hartford City, IN 47348
Published in Hartford City News Times on Feb. 21, 2014