Wayne Darrell Stallings, age 72 of Casey, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 while at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Markwell Funeral Home in Casey with a Funeral Service to follow which will be broadcast for those unable to attend. To protect everyone, masks must be worn and physical distancing guidelines be followed (only 10 people allowed inside at a time). A private family burial will be held in the Berry Cemetery in Toledo, Illinois.
Wayne was born November 19, 1948 in Jewett, Illinois, a son of the late Lyle and Lois (Oakley) Stallings. He is survived by his wife, Leah Irene (Baker) Stallings; their daughter, Monica (Stallings) Butler and husband Jason; four grandchildren, Cahdena and Kalea Butler, Amber Harris, and Latina Patry and husband Scott; seven great-grandchildren, Journey Patry, Marcia Turner, Alisha and Samuel Carter-Alvis, Lilliana and Max Freeman, and Phoenix Odin; as well as several in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Wayne was preceded by both his parents; his brother, Burlin Stallings; a sister, Susan Stallings; his daughter, Marcia (Stallings) Harris; and a great-grandson Leon Turner.
Wayne started working when he was 16 years old and went on to earn his GED from Lakeland College. He has always been known as a hard-working man who dedicated over 25 years of his life working for Casey Tool Machine (formerly McQuay Norris and SKF). Later in life, he worked as a janitor and bus driver for Casey High School before retiring. Wayne loved spicy foods, watching old movies, reading, camping, fishing, hunting and keeping a smart looking yard. He loved NASCAR and his favorite driver was Darrell Waltrip. Wayne was known to have a sarcastic sense of humor and was quick to tease, yet he was a truly loving husband, friend, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. He will be missed and lovingly remembered in our hearts.
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