Wayne Ketcherside

January 21, 1958 ~ February 12, 2021

          Wayne Carl Ketcherside, age 63, of Desloge, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family.  He was born on January 21, 1958, to the late Harold Clois and Leona (Lercher) Ketcherside. In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by one sister, Vicky Ketcherside.

           Wayne is survived by his son, Shawn (Sheri) Ketcherside; stepchildren, Matt Manser, Tommy Smith, Lance Smith and Lydia Smith; grandson, Dean Ketcherside; special companion, Teresa Middleton; special friends, Larry Gremminger, Mark Moss and Jeff (Debbie) Mahurin.

          Wayne worked for the City of Desloge as a mechanic and also was a volunteer fireman. He owned and operated Harold’s Repair Shop.

          Visitation will be held at CZ Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday February 20, 2021 from 4:00P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with an Ozark Fire Fighter service at 7:00 P.M. Saturday evening.  Visitation will resume Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. until time of the service at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Mark Moss officiating. Interment will follow at Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Bonne Terre. Memorials may be directed to BackStoppers.

          The service can also be viewed on the C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home Facebook page, live on Sunday at 1:00 P.M. or at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge. Face mask or coverings are required to be worn at all times.

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  1. I miss you so very much baby and I love you so very much my heart is 💔 broken , you mean the world and all to me always and forever : this is for the one I love :
    I never thought I'd find a man with so much strength and and feeling, A man with such goodness in his heart, the more I know the deeper I appreciate and love him so very much as I'd cherish and enjoy priceless kisses and hugs from him.
    He may not be perfect, but in my eyes and in my heart there is no one else on earth more perfect, more genuine and so very precious than my one and only love, there is no treasure anywhere on earth equal to what he is worth , I love you more that you ever knew my heart will never be the same without you love you baby (Wayne)

  2. Wayne, my closest cousin and closer friend. Going to miss you Buddy. Have a Pepsi ready when my time comes! Love you.

  3. My heart is saddened. Cousins be blood, friends by choice.
    May peace and understanding give you strength and courage, during this difficult time. Praying for comfort. God Bless

  4. Wayne, you will be greatly missed my special cousin. I just wish you had reached out, there is so much left unsaid. Fly high. Spread your wings.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family! Although we did not know Wayne long, he was a fine man with a big heart! May the Lord be extra close to each one of you during this time. 

  6. A beautiful ceremony. Wayne would have been very pleased. Rest in peace, cousin. You were well loved and will be missed even more.

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