Russell Dean Waymire, 78, Attica, passed away at the Woodland Manor Nursing Center, Attica, on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 4 p.m. following his two year fight with cancer.
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Russell was born on November 15, 1934, to the late Paul Labon and Helen Bernice (Brown) Waymire in Independence.
A lifelong resident of Warren County, Russell graduated from Pine Village High School in 1952 and attended Purdue University. Russell had served in the Indiana National Guard.
As owner of Waymire Incorporated, Russell worked in construction and underground cable installation. He developed and owned apartment complexes in Attica, Covington, Williamsport and West Lebanon. He also owned and operated Imperial Management Company.
Russell became a member of the Attica Christian Church and found peace and comfort during his illness.
After retiring from his construction company, Russell enjoyed raising cattle, was an avid animal lover, and all things in nature. Operating a piece of heavy equipment was relaxation to him, and his work ethic was respected by all that knew him. He loved NASCAR, the NFL and NBA, especially the Indianapolis Colts and Pacers. Russell held a pilot's license for many years and enjoyed flying his plane to vacation sites.
Russell is survived by his wife, Dayleann (Banta) Waymire; four daughters, Cindy (Greg) Eller and Deana (Bill) Poynter, both of Attica; Sandra (Bruce) Perrin, Los Angeles, Calif. and Debby Francis, Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Ryan and Samantha Francis; Lesley, Brittany, Will and Buddy Poynter; two step grandchildren, Megan and Corey Perrin; two great-grandchildren and his sister, Judy (Russell) Newnum, Independence.
It was Russell's request that he be cremated, with a private family memorial service being held.
The family would like to welcome friends to join them at the Attica Hotel on Sunday, January 27, from 2 - 4 p.m. to share memories and honor the life of Russell.
In honor of Russell's wishes, the family requests no flowers, but those who know of Russell's love of and compassion for all living things may make memorial contributions to the Warren County Community Foundation "Beau's Gift" a fund established by the Waymires, to benefit animals. Contributions may be mailed to the Warren County Community Foundation, 22 N. Monroe St., Williamsport, IN 47993, the Attica Christian Church or to the
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Published in Review Republican from Jan. 22 to Feb. 21, 2013