Lewis Wayne Lehman

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wayne Lehman, 78, of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Wayne was born on Oct. 5, 1934, in Beaver, Okla., to Lewis Webster Lehman and Enid Muriel Barker Lehman. The family lived near Booker, Texas, until February 1944, when they purchased a farm 16 miles southeast of Nevada, Mo. Wayne attended Round Prairie Elementary School and Nevada High School and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1954. He attended the University of Missouri from 1954-56 and served in the United States Army from 1956--58.

Wayne returned and helped manage the family farm until it was sold in 2000. He then retired and moved to Nevada.

Wayne was ordained and served as a deacon at the Montevallo Baptist Church and after retirement continued his service as deacon at Pine Street Baptist Church, in Nevada. Christian service was a primary focus of his life.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Wanda Black Lehman, who he married in October 1983. Other survivors include his older brother, Edwin Wallace Lehman, who resides in Champaign, Ill.; stepsons, Clinton Black and his wife, Pam, Lamar Black and his wife, Carol, Sheldon Black and his wife, Cassie, and Marshall Black and his wife, Luly; grandchildren Jennifer Mashburn and husband, Chris, Amanda Corder and husband, Bryon, Zack Black, Lisa O'Keefe and husband, Jonathan, Lehman Black, Justin Black, Elizabeth Black, and Michael Black and wife, Kayleigh; and great-grandchildren, Logan Black and Daniel O'Keefe.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Pine Street Baptist Church, Nevada, with the Rev. Chad Bailey officiating. A private committal will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Pine Street Christian Church in his name in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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