CREEDE — Wayne Wesley Parrack, a former resident of Creede, Colo., died at the Colorado Veterans Community Living Center and Nursing Home at Homelake on April 23, 2019.
He was 89.
He was born to his parents, Roy Glen and Vera May (Smart), on June 14, 1929.
He attended school in Las Animas, Colo.
Wayne was in the Army and served in the Korean War as a bridge builder. He was a very proud supporter of the Forgotten War. At the time of his Honorable Discharge, he had received the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars and United Nations Service Medal.
After serving in the U.S. Army, Wayne drove a truck and delivered gas for Joe Brooks of Las Animas, Colo. He also worked for the Corp of Engineers at the John Martin Dam and Reservoir, east of Las Animas. He retired from there after 20-plus years of service.
Wayne married Lois Jean Chapman on Feb. 14, 1982 in Las Animas, Colo. After they both retired, they began to travel between Texas, Arizona and Creede, Colo. where they later made their home permanent at Bristol Head Acres.
Wayne enjoyed fishing, camping and, most of all, making friends. He would go to Creede two or three times a day for coffee and visiting. Everyone knew Wayne!
Wayne was a member of the Baptist Church of Creede.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; his parents; and his brothers, Dwain and Don.
Wayne is survived b his four nieces, Alice (David) Acker of Abilene, Kan., Marilynn (Joe) Mascia of Norton, Mass., Cindy Coffey of Peoria, Ill. and Shawna Parrack of Salida, Colo.; plus many friends and, especially, his fur friend, Flo.
Cremation was chosen, and there will be a Celebration of Life sometime this summer in Creede. It will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ladies Aid of Creede, Colo., Baptist Church in Creede or the Colorado State Veterans Living Center at Homelake in Monte Vista, Colo.