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Wayne E. House Sr., age 74, of Neosho, Mo., entered into rest on August 7, 2017, at his home in Neosho, following a six- month illness of cancer.
Wayne was born November 10, 1942, in Neosho, the son of Cleo Lee House Sr. and Faye L. (Large) House. He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, serving three years of active duty in the Army in Germany and twenty four and half years as a Navy Seabee, in Broken Arrow.
Following his honorable discharge from the military, he owned and operated Wayne House Construction and Spee Dee Lube. He was a member of the Joplin Elks Club and the Neosho American Legion, Post 163. He loved to travel, especially going on cruises, hunting and fishing.
Wayne married Phyllis (George) Watt on April 3, 1981, in Joplin. She survives.
Additional survivors include two children, Scott LeRoy House, of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Randal Montgomery and wife, Whitney, of Neosho; daughter-in-law, Tammy Dawn House, of Joplin; four stepchildren, Laura Braatz, of Lake Geneva, Wis., Kathryn Ellison, of Neosho, John Christopher Ellison, state of Washington, and Darren Matthew Ellison, state of Missouri; and eight grandchildren. Wayne is preceded in death by a son, Wayne Eugene House II on April 3, 2014; three brothers, Cleo House Jr., Curtis House and Dennis House; mother-in-law, Estelle Watt; and his parents, Cleo and Faye House.
Services will be Friday, August 11, at 2 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Chapel of Memories, Chaplain Jerald Bass will officiate. Interment and full military honors will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery, south of Neosho. The family will receive friends at a time of visitation on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Contributions, in memory of Wayne, may be made to Faithful Friends Animal Advocates or Newton County Cancer Council, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
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Published on August 9, 2017
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