Wayne D. Shreve, 86, of Mabton passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Yakima Regional Hospital.
He was born May 2, 1922 in Alberta, Canada to Joseph and Violet (Apperson) Shreve. He received his education in Selah and Richland.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1942 to 1945 during World War II.
On Jan. 3, 1949, he married Marcy Comstock in Richland. Shortly after their marriage he was injured in a farming accident and spent three years in a V.A. hospital.
The Shreve family had a ranch in Idaho and later moved to Mabton and then to the Seattle area.
He was a diesel mechanic who worked and retired from Mac Truck.
His wife, Marcy, passed away in 1981.
Eleven years later he married Donna Lee Roettger on January 3, 1992, in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. Following their marriage, they made their home in Mabton.
He enjoyed traveling, antique cars and was a member of the Ye Olde Car Club of Kennewick.
In his younger years, he was a cowboy who enjoyed breaking horses and competing in rodeos and was a proud friend of Slim Pickins.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Lee Shreve of Mabton; seven children, Barbara Moyé and Danny Ross Shreve, both of Issaquah, Ron Roettger (Vickie), Bud Roettger (DiDi), Cynthia M. Rediske (Earl), all of Prosser, Bill Roettger (Daniece) of Mabton and Cathy Waters (Forrest) of Orting; numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Young of Seattle.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Marcy Shreve; one son, Jeff Shreve; three brothers and two sisters.
Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, June 3, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial will be in Riverview Heights Cemetery in Kennewick at 2 p.m. under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside.
Those wishing to share their memories or sign Wayne's on-line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.