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Beryl Wayne Meredith

Wayne "Old Man" Meredith was born in Columbus, Kansas on July 17, 1937 to Mary Agnes Napier and Charles E. Meredith.  He was raised by his Great Grandma Sarah Catherine Napier and Uncle Milton Napier.  His childhood was filled with many ornery memories.  On July 24, 1993 Wayne married Janice Elaine Crawford.

Most of his life was spent in the Topeka, Kansas and Tyrone, Oklahoma area.  Wayne worked many years until his retirement as a fabricator/welder with the Santa Fe Railroad.  He always enjoyed his racing, spending time with family and friends, and being an amateur radio operator.  Wayne was not only a driver, but a race car flagman in the Topeka area for many years.  "KB0IZJ" as he was known by on the ham radio airways, was a member of the Kadiddlehopper and Sparks amateur radio clubs. 

On December 31, 2014, Wayne took the checkered flag, and was victorious in his final race as he entered the house of his Heavenly Father.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, several siblings, and family members.

Those waiting for their reunion with Wayne include his wife, Janice Meredith, his children Darrell Meredith and wife Kathi, of Topeka, Ks, Wanda Mattox and husband Alan, of Tecumseh, Ks, Cathy Earls and husband Justin, of Beaver, Ok, Barbara Matzke and husband John, of Grand Junction, Co, and Diane Mead and husband Rick, of Mineral, Washington; 19 grandchildren, 25 great grand children, several brothers, a sister, and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and loved ones.

The family of Wayne Meredith would like to invite family and friends to celebrate Wayne's life by joining them at the Tyrone Baptist Church, Tyrone Ok, for a pot luck lunch at 11:00am on Monday, January 5th, 2015.  As Wayne always enjoyed cooking and spending time with friends, we would like to invite you to bring a favorite dish and memories to share.

Memorial donations may be made in Wayne's honor to the Wounded Warriors Project, Town of Beaver Animal Control (building and food funds), or in Wayne's memory in care of the Alan Clark Funeral Services, 124 West 2nd St./P.O. Box 366, Beaver, OK 73932.

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     We were so sorry to hear about Wayne.......... please know we are wrapping you in warm thoughts and prayers........... sure love you, Orb and Tonya

Janice Jan 5 2015 12:00 AM

I just wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss. Wayne was a wonderful man and will be missed by everyone. Hugs for you all.

Cathie Fahrney Jan 2 2015 12:00 AM


Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in our thoughts and prayers.  I will always cherish the times at the SPARK meetings and Field Days with Wayne.

Larry Slemp

Larry Slemp KU0X Jan 1 2015 12:00 AM