DeKALB – Richard W. Waymire, 86, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of North Little Rock, Ark., died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.
Born July 25, 1927, in Lonoke, Ark., the son of Roy W. and Althea (Bryant) Waymire, he married Martha A. Morrison on July 16, 1955.
Richard was a veteran of World War II
, serving in the U.S. Army
with the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment and the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sycamore and a longtime member of the Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock.
He was the owner and operator of Waymire's Motors in North Little Rock, Ark., for 17 years and later worked for Jones Toyota-Volvo, retiring after 15 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Martha of DeKalb; four sons, Curtis (Arlene) of Branson, Mo., Scott (Paula) of Bentonville, Ark., Keith (Sandi) of North Little Rock and Dennis (Tammy) of Sycamore; nine grandchildren, Sean, Patric, Rachel, Sarah, Laura, Kane, Samuel, David and Jonathan; one sister, Barbara (Tom) Harris of Lawrenceville, Ga.; eight half-brothers and -sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Allen; and one sister, Winnie Talley.
A burial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock. A celebration and luncheon will follow at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Sherwood, Ark.
Memorials can be made to the
, the Bethany Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb or the youth group at the First Baptist Church, Sherwood.
For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com
or call 815-895-2833.