Arley “Wayne” Childers

January 19, 2006 ‒ December 20, 2006

Fredericktown, Ohio

Arley “Wayne” Childers, age 55, of Fredericktown, died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, December 20, 2006, at his residence.

Wayne was born in Belcher, Kentucky, on January 19, 1951, the son of Ruthie (Jack) Stanley Childers May and the late Quentin Childers. He graduated from Elkhorn City High School in the Class of 1969, and attended college at the Pikeville Community College and Eastern Kentucky University.

On August 20, 1971, Wayne married his loving wife of over 35 years, Janette (Green) Childers. Together they resided in Pike County and Somerset, Kentucky, until they moved to their family farm in Fredericktown.

Wayne worked for the Dewey Ridge Coal Company as a miner in Belcher, Kentucky, until he fell while working in 1976 and lost the use of his legs. From his wheelchair, Wayne continued to be self-sufficient with an “I can do it myself” attitude. He raised cattle on the farm, fixed their farm equipment, and even woodworked making hutches, cabinets, and handling other home improvements.

Those near to Wayne feel blessed to have known him and will always remember his fun loving, talkative personality.

In addition to his mother and wife, Wayne will be missed by his son Arley Wayne “Junior” (Augusta Frederick) Childers of Bellville; two daughters Mary (William) Best and Ruthie (Mark Raymond) Childers Congrove both of Johnsville; eight grandchildren Aaron and Allison Frederick, Dacia Roe, Austin and Talon Payne, Justin Congrove, Sarah and William “Padro” Best; brother Glen Childers of Belcher, Kentucky; sister Jane (Milton) Shaw of Knoxville, Tennessee; mother-in-law Mary A. Green of Fredericktown; grandmother-in-law Grace Piscitelli of Mount Gilead; and special friends Aunt Giga and Uncle Al Pence.

Wayne was preceded in death by his father Quentin Childers; grandparents who helped raise him Arley and Melcie Stanley; and his father-in-law Richard Green.

The family will greet friends on Saturday from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead. Burial and graveside services will follow immediately at Shauck Cemetery in Johnsville.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions may make them to the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338, to assist with funeral expenses.

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