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Shelby "Wayne" Staples

April 6, 1958 May 21, 2018
Shelby  "Wayne" Staples
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Chandler, IN – Shelby “Wayne” Staples, 60, of Chandler, Indiana went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 21, 2018, after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Wayne was born on April 6, 1958 in Evansville, Indiana the son of the late Shelby and Gloria Staples.
Wayne was employed at Champion for many years and was in the construction field for more than 30 years.
He was an Eagle Scout and one of his fondest memories was when he and his father went to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. His dad was his best friend. Wayne was a proud graduate of Castle High School Class of 1976, first class at the new high school.
Wayne enjoyed spending many summers on the banks of the Ohio River and truly enjoyed being a “River Rat.” He also appreciated hunting and raising beagles. Wayne competed in many field trials with Erie Canal Beagle Club; he was Master of Hounds with several clubs and owned the National Hound of the Year Big Boone in 1999. He was an avid dog lover especially his bulldogs.
Some of the happiest times of his life were spent dirt track racing with Bobby and Robert Taylor. One of the most fun trips was going to St. Louis with Barry Elliott “Mooney.” Wayne loved his family and friends dearly. He had a tremendous sweet tooth and loved to drive his family crazy watching Bonanza and Gunsmoke. He sure loved his Westerns!
Wayne is survived by his daughters Melissa Critchfield and husband Aaron of Evansville, Indiana, Alicia Staples of Evansville; their mother Rosemary Staples of Boonville, Indiana; fiancée Cynthia Simon of Chandler and her daughters, Brandy, Angela, Seleina and Haley. Wayne has nine grandchildren, Dacia and Camdyn Critchfield, Alexis Granderson, Aaliyah, Alijah and Amare Stewart, Jordyn and Jeremiah Wilhite and Kyren Merritt; two loving sisters, Patricia West and her husband Ralph Michael of Boonville, Indiana, and Elizabeth Son and her husband Stephen of Lynchburg, Virginia; beloved bulldog Callie; also many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends whom he loved very much.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, his favorite uncle Clarence Junior Staples and granddaughter Trinity Rose.
The family wishes to thank AseraCare Hospice. Wayne also wanted to thank the town of Chandler for putting up with him for so many years.
Services are 4 P.M. Friday, May 25, 2018 at Koehler Funeral Home Perigo Chapel in Chandler, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 12 P.M. until 4 P.M. Friday at the Perigo Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to either AseraCare Hospice or Chemo Buddies.
Koehler Funeral Home Perigo Chapel of Chandler, Indiana is entrusted with care.


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25

May

12:00 PM 5/25/2018 12:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/25/2018 4:00:00 PM
Koehler Funeral Home - Perigo Chapel

7022 Heim Road Chandler, Indiana 47610
Chandler, Indiana 47710

Koehler Funeral Home - Perigo Chapel
7022 Heim Road Chandler, Indiana 47610 Chandler 47710 Indiana
United States

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Friday

25

May

4:00 PM 5/25/2018 4:00:00 PM
Koehler Funeral Home - Perigo Chapel

7022 Heim Road Chandler, Indiana 47610
Chandler, Indiana 47710

Koehler Funeral Home - Perigo Chapel
7022 Heim Road Chandler, Indiana 47610 Chandler 47710 Indiana
United States

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