Wayne L. DeJaynes

Born: Sat., Dec. 26, 1942
Died: Tue., Nov. 10, 2020

Service To Be Held At Later Date

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Wayne DeJaynes, age 77 of Milton, IL passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. He was born December 26, 1942 in New Canton, IL to Hershal Woodrow and Goldie Mae Sisk DeJaynes. Wayne married Ruthanne Garrett on December 26, 1963 in Palmyra, MO and she survives.

Wayne spent his early life as a farmhand working first for Parks & Gress, then went on to work for Graham Farms, Hayden Farms and Jerry Daniel Farms. He was always a man of his word, was stubborn and outspoken but dearly loved his family. Wayne spent many days chopping wood with his sons, enjoyed grilling out with family on the weekends, playing cards with his family and especially loved to spend time with his grandkids. He was a champion horse shoe player, enjoyed playing pool, bowling, watching westerns, wrestling and drag races. Wayne always enjoyed spending mornings with his coffee buddies at Dink’s Diner.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruthanne; sons, John Wayne DeJaynes of Milton, IL, Kevin Eugene (Sarah) DeJaynes of Milton, IL, Tracy Lynn (Kris) DeJaynes of Fairmont, MN, Tony Scott DeJaynes of Quincy, IL; daughter, Kylie Dawn DeJaynes of Jacksonville, IL; grandchildren, Joshua, Crystal, Kourtney, Austin, Lacy, Bryar, Kevlynn, Michelle, Leaf, Reed, Sabbath, Samantha, Evelyn Rose Marie, Amber and Blaine; great grandchildren, Alexander, Lilly and Le’Vontae; brothers, Russell (Reva) DeJaynes of Pearl, IL, Marvin DeJaynes of Baylis, IL, Billy (Chris) DeJaynes of Baylis, IL; and sister, Caroline Rennecker of New Salem, IL.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Hershal and Goldie DeJaynes; sons, Anthony Ray DeJaynes and Brian ‘Bones’ DeJaynes; brother, David DeJaynes; brother in law, Delbert Rennecker; nephew, Mark DeJaynes and in laws, Farrington and Ella Garrett.

Per Wayne's wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be a memorial service at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Special Athletes. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Wayne's memory to the following organization:

Pike County Special Athletes

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Crystal (Bollman) Goodfliesh
   Posted Thu November 12, 2020
I grew up in Milton. Wayne was great friends with my dad, Clay. Kevin was in my graduating class.
I'm really sorry for your loss.


Barbara Goertz
   Posted Thu November 12, 2020
So sorry to here Wayne passed, may God comfort you and the kids, I see kylee is in jville, hope she is ok , does alex know please message me on fb messenger or my phoen 217 257 7865 and I will tell her so she can visit her. Call me if you need anything.

Kathy. Carter
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
I'm so very sorry for your loss Ruth Ann and I'm praying for you and the family may God put his arms around you all at this time

Jay & Janna Craig
   Posted Sun November 15, 2020
Ruth & family, So very sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts are with you.

Carol L Gregson
   Posted Sun November 15, 2020
Ruthann and Family, so sorry for your loss, will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary, Earl and Emily Pursley
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
Ruthie, "Fred" (Kylie) and family,

We are so sorry for your loss and pray for all of you.

Earl, Mary and Emily Pursley

Chris Schlieper
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
Ruthann, I know you will miss him. Sorry for your loss.

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