I am Wayne's Aunt Julie and I live in Kansas City and enjoyed watching him grow up. His mother was my oldest sister and Wayne was her youngest son. We were all surprised when he joined the military but he would come back home to visit wearing his uniform we were all so proud to see him make the decision to serve his country. He lived far away from us in Washington and had a beautiful family and my mother Anna Copeland loved to call and stay in contact with his family. Much prayer was said by our family for him in his time of sickness. Wayne was a sweet nephew and one that loved all his aunt's and uncles, so sorry he is gone and I will miss him saying, Hay, Auntie how you doing?" His wife Dee and his children and grand children are in my prayers.