Wayne Black, 86, Brookfield, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, near Shelby.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Park Baptist Church, Brookfield, with Rev. David Blakely officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield, with the family will receiving friends from 6 until 8 that evening. A Masonic Service will begin at 5:30 p.m. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Brookfield.
Memorials to Park Baptist Church Building Fund may be left at or mailed to the funeral Home, PO Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.
Lawrence Wayne was born March 6, 1927, on a farm near Winston, son of Cecil and Ruth (Morrison) Black. On August 5, 1950, he married Billie Jo Payne. She preceded him in death August 21, 2007.
Wayne graduated from Winston High School and enlisted in the US Coast Guard at the age of 17 serving during World War II. He worked in Kansas City and moved to Brookfield to sell appliances for Missouri Power and Light and became a State Farm Insurance Agent on September 1, 1957. He retired in 1995 and continued working for his son, Robin, at State Farm Insurance, Brookfield. He was a member of the Park Baptist Church, Brookfield, Brookfield Rotary Club for over 50 years, American Legion, Brookfield, for over 50 years, Brookfield Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, and the Moila Shrine Temple, St. Joseph. He had served on the Pershing Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and was a past president of the Brookfield Area Chamber of Commerce. He had been active in amateur softball and baseball leagues for many years. He was an avid golfer and was a quail and pheasant hunter.
Survivors include one son, Robin Black and wife, Linda, Brookfield; six grandchildren, Jarrod Black and wife, Beth, and Jonathan Black and fiancée, Catherine Garvey, Brookfield, Candace Moore and husband, Brad, Atlanta, Cindi Rodgers and husband, Bill, and Cathi Black of Marceline, and Chrissi Black, Aiken, S.C.; five great-grandchildren, Cassi and Cody Rodgers, Marceline, Lauren and Mallory Black, Brookfield, and Markos Black, Marceline; one sister, Gayle Miller,Kansas City; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Mark Black; and a granddaughter, Cassi Black.