BERLIN - Wayne Horace Bancroft, 80, of Cedar Drive, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Born on March 8, 1933, in Plainfield, he was the son of Horace and Gertrude (Lane) Bancroft.
He attended schools in Plainfield, prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1950, where he was stationed in Germany. After leaving the Army in 1952, he began a career in the over-the-road trucking industry which lasted over 45 years.
On April 2, 1966, he married Emogene Jones in Plainfield. Since then they had lived in Upper Graniteville, Nebraska, before moving to their present home in Berlin.
Wayne's many interests included puzzles, Western movies, especially John Wayne movies, watching "The Young and The Restless," as well as being an avid Cornhusker fan.
His memberships included the Moose Club
, in earlier years, and presently he was an active member of the Barre American Legion Post 10. Additionally he served as a volunteer firefighter
for the town of Plainfield.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Emogene; two daughters, Ronnie Bancroft and Patty D'Avignon; six sons, Larry Hedges, Tony Hedges, Bobby Hedges, Stephen Hedges, Chris Bancroft, and Shawn Hedges; and two sisters, Christine Hudson and Gloria Bancroft; as well as 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and two children, Carlton and Lorie.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, with interment to follow at Wilson Cemetery in Barre Town.
Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.