Wayne Virgil Blades
Wayne Virgil Blades, age 85, of Verona, Missouri, passed away at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Ozark Methodist Manor in Marionville, Missouri. He was born February 27, 1932, in Verona, the son of the late R.T. and Ola (Conrad) Blades.
Wayne was a 1950 graduate of Verona High School, served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, was an electrician and a farmer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Aurora.
On September 20, 1952, he married Lois Alberta Newton, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on February 29, 2016.
Wayne is survived by two sons, David Blades of Verona and Steven Blades and his wife, Sylvia, of Terrell, Texas; two daughters, Shirley Lee and her husband, Ben, of Bolivar, Missouri and Carolyn Blades of Terrell, Texas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; one sister-in-law, Janet Brown of Crane, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Lowell Newton and his wife, Bertha, of Aurora, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, R.T. and Ola, wife, Lois, sister, Eva Flanary and three brothers, Burton, Walter and Otto Blades, preceded him in death.
A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the First Baptist Church of Aurora. Burial will follow at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Aurora in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at this website.
6:00-8:00 p. m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home
1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the