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Gilbert Ray Wayman

August 7, 1948 ~ July 9, 2022 (age 73)

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Gilbert Ray Wayman, 73, of Staunton, IL, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022, at his residence in Staunton, IL. Born August 7, 1948, in Carlinville, IL, he was a son of the late Gilbert & Gladys (Scoggins) Wayman. He married Anita Helm on November 26, 1966, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton and she survives. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1978 – 2000 (retired as Chief Master Sergeant). He also worked as a Union Carpenter for Local #725 out of Litchfield, IL. He later worked as a Civil Engineer Supervisor at General Services Administration in St. Louis, MO from 1982 – 2008. He was a Lifetime Member of the Staunton Masonic Lodge #177 A.F. & A.M. (32 Degree Mason) and a Lifetime Member of the Staunton VFW Post #1241 and past Post Commander.

He is survived by his wife, Anita Wayman of Staunton, IL, 1 daughter – Anissa Wayman Dequasie of Staunton, IL, 4 granddaughters – Raygan Wayman-Crider, Kennedy Crider, Mckinley Dequasie, and Haryson Wayman, 2 brothers – Charlie (Margaret) Wayman of Gillespie, IL and Dwayne (Brenda) Wayman of Litchfield, IL, 3 sisters – Garnetta Hooker of Dallas, TX, Brenda Tovo of Olney, IL and Malinda (John) Napier of Olney, IL.

Several nieces and nephews also survive. Best Friends – Charles (Cinda) Spotz of Belvidere, IL, Loren (Patty) Turvey of Oregon City, OR, and Mel (Marilyn) Varner of Nebraska.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters – Barbara Wayman Chapman & Edith Wayman Betherd, 1 brother – Leonard Wayman, and 1 nephew – George Chapman Jr.

Friends may call on Friday, July 15, 2022, from 2 – 4 PM at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will follow at 4 PM at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Burial will be held at a later date at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorials are suggested to either Shriner’s Children in St. Louis, MO or to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

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July 15, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Williamson Funeral Home
108 W. Henry St.
Staunton, IL 62088

Funeral Service
July 15, 2022

4:00 PM
Williamson Funeral Home
108 W. Henry St.
Staunton, IL 62088


Shriner's Hospital
4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis MO 63110
Tel: 1-314-432-3600

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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