Lloyd Wayne Gayler was born August 6, 1937, in Rock Port, Missouri. He worked on the family farm in Rock Port, Missouri, until he decided to move to Delta, Colorado, in 1955 where he graduated from Delta High School in the same year. He then attended Tarkio College and graduated in 1957 with a degree in accounting, followed by him moving back to help on the family farm. He met his future wife, Alice, and they were married July 19, 1964, in Fairfax, Missouri. Wayne and his family moved to Springdale, Arkansas, in 1967 when he worked for Miller Construction for 10 years. In 1977 they moved to Loveland, Colorado, until 1985 when he worked commercial construction on schools, banks, and churches. This led the family back to Blue Springs, Missouri, and then to Holden in 1992. He and his son, Steve, started their carpentry business in 1990 where they did trimming on new homes and motels in the western Missouri area until he retired in 2008. Up until his death he was a devoted member of Grover Park Baptist Church. In all the areas that Wayne lived in he was a devoted member of churches serving as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and taking part in Bible studies. He also enjoyed reading, gardening, camping, and miscellaneous projects around the house.
Wayne passed away January 24, 2019, at St. Luke’s, Kansas City, Missouri.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Gayler; son, Steve Gayler of Holden, Missouri; three brothers, Harold Dean “Butch” Gayler (Sheleen) of Ozark, Missouri, Marlin Gayler (Sherry) of Rock Port, Missouri, and Joe Gayler (Teresa) of Rock Port, Missouri; and one sister, Diane Davis (Floyd) of Union, Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy “Pete” and Pearl Gayler; sister, Beverly Ann Gayler; sister-in-law, Jane Gayler; nephew, Tony Gayler; sister-in-law, Sandy Campbell; brother-in-law, David Campbell; parents-in-laws, Mansel and Hazel Campbell; and many other relatives.
Memorial services were held Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. Memorials may be directed to Grover Park Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net.