Wayne H. 'Okie' O'Clair

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wayne H. 'Okie' O'Clair

Funeral services for Wayne H. "Okie" O'Clair, 86 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2009 at United Methodist Church in Royal. Pastor Jim Stevens will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. American Legion-Goodwin Post 248 of Royal.

Wayne passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Sunday, May 10, 2009.

Wayne Harold O'Clair, the son of Frank and Daisy (Oliver) O'Clair, was born Nov. 22, 1922 in Dickens. His childhood years were spent in Royal, where he received his education, graduating from Royal High School. Following his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Air Force during WWII until his honorable discharge in 1945.

After his military service, Wayne returned to Royal, where he married Phyllis Hoffert on Jan. 6, 1946 in Royal. Following their marriage, they moved to a farm near Royal, where they farmed for their entire married life of 57 years. A very special time in their life, was when they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at Grand Island, Neb., which was the last time the whole family was able to be together. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Royal. He was also a member of the American Legion of Royal.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Joel O'Clair; his wife, Phyllis; one brother; and one sister.

Wayne is survived by one daughter, Jill Davis and her husband, Rick of Palmer, Neb.; two sons: Robby O'Clair and wife, Kim of Livermore, Colo., and Tim O'Clair and wife, Kris of Littleton, Colo.; one daughter-in-law, Diane O'Clair of Choctowa, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.