May 31, 2011

Wayne Messer

Truck Driver

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Wayne Messer, 62, Sunny Brook Circle, London, Ky., passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Saint Joseph-London.

Born March 15, 1949 in Knox County, Ky., he was the son of the late Caleb and Josie Reynolds Messer. He was a truck driver, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam War, and a member of Hazel Green Holiness Church, East Bernstadt.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Rita Messer Bozza.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Ball Messer, London; a son, David Wayne Messer and wife, Heather, Keavy; a daughter, Amanda Kristy Messer, London; three sisters, Ima Messer Chamness, Marie Rose and Pauline Wells, all of Corbin; five brothers, Roy “Mouse” Messer and Jack Messer, both of Lexington, James “Bud” Messer, Corbin, Hobert Messer, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Herbert Ray Messer, Melbourne, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Preston Blake Wayne Messer and Dylan Michael Rex Smith.

Funeral services were conducted at noon Saturday, May 28, at London Funeral Home Chapel with Russell Woods and Eddie Hall officiating.

Burial followed in Williams Cemetery, Corbin,  with local DAV in charge of military honors.

Pallbearers were David Messer, Carl Ball, Chris Ball, Caleb Bunch, Corey Bunch and Roy Ball.

Visitation was after 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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