John Edward Wayland was born on September 24, 1946 in Chandler, Oklahoma to Garland Wayland Sr. and Lela (Porter) Wayland. He passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Oklahoma City at the age of 73.
John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. He graduated from Chandler High School in 1964 and went on to complete 3 years of college before being drafted. He served 2 years in Vietnam where he was awarded the purple heart and bronze star He then joined the Oklahoma National Guard serving an additional 13 years. After leaving the guard, he became a rural mail carrier in Chandler and then Stroud. He retired from the Stroud Post Office in 2019 after 35 years. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Garland and Lela (Porter) Wayland; daughter, Shelly Ann Wayland; sisters, Kathrine Merry, Faye Long, Doris Dowell, Wanda Usselton; brothers, Bill Wayland, Garland Wayland Jr. and Gary Michael Wayland.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Wayland; daughters, Dina Frazier and husband Mitch, Shannon Smith and husband Brian, Becky Towne and husband Scott; grandchildren, Johnathon and Nina Frazier, Morgann and Kenmon Workman, Ahna Smith, Rylan Smith, Brenden, Brett and Kelby Towne; great-grandchildren, Peyton Frazier and Braxton Towne; siblings, Glen Wayland and wife Judy, Treva and husband Buford Parrott; sisters-in-law, Vivian Wayland, Alicia Wayland, April Wayland, Helen Janes, Phyllis and husband Brick Roberts; brothers-in-law, Bob Curtis and wife Patricia, Richard Curtis and wife Betty along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the funeral home with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 till 7:00. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the First Assembly of God Church in Chandler with Reverend Kevin Martin and Reverend Doyle Seeley officiating followed by a Masonic Ceremony. Interment with military honors will follow at the Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler. Arrangements are under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.
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