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Wayne Clarence Didier

Jan. 14, 1933--May 14, 2018

Diamondhead, MS

Mr. Wayne Clarence Didier, age 85, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 in Diamondhead, MS. He was born January 14, 1933 near Gettysburg, OH to Clarence and Dorothy Didier.

He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired in 1979 at the rank of CMSGT with over twenty-six years of service. During his military career he was a maintainer for B-26's, B-66's, B-57's and B-52's. During the Korean War, he spent eight months in Korea and six months in Japan. Later as a Chief for the B52, his unit was recognized as the best within Strategic Air Command for 1970 with a 100% generation rate arming B-52's with the hound dog air-launched standoff missile. Other service awards included the Air Force Good Conduct Medal and Air Force Longevity Service Award. Duty stations included such places as New York, Florida, England, Oklahoma, Ohio, Louisiana, Michigan and Arkansas. After his military service he went on to another sixteen year career working for Alcan Cable Company at the manufacturing facility in Bay St. Louis, MS.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 0139 in Bay St. Louis, the VFW Post 3253 also in Bay St. Louis and the Gulf Coast Sportsmen's Club. He was an avid fisherman and other hobbies included coin collecting and card playing. He truly loved his annual excursion in August back to Greenville, Ohio for the Great Darke County Fair ("the largest on earth") to visit with his siblings, extended family and attend his high school class reunion.

He is preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Betty J. (Harper) Didier and parents, Clarence & Dorothy Didier.

Survived by his wife Norma Didier of Diamondhead, MS; son and daughter-in-law Michael & Rosemarie Didier of The Woodlands, TX; step-son and daughter-in-law Darren & Debbie Ladner of Pass Christian, MS; two brothers, Norman Didier (Maxine) and Charles Didier (Peggy); one sister, Janet Grimes (Larry) all of Ohio; two grandchildren, Tiffany Arnold (Michael) and Jeremy Didier (Amber); two step-grandchildren, Christen & Darien Ladner; and three great-grandchildren, Bryce & Brynn Arnold and Evangeline Didier.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the at www.cancer.org

Visitation will be Friday, May 18, 2018 at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, MS from 10:30 am until 12 noon with a Prayer Service to follow at noon. Interment with full Military Honors will be at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Bay St. Louis, MS

Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, MS is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Sun Herald on May 17, 2018
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