Wayne E. Lanham, age 82, of Highland, passed away Monday, July 28 at his residence. Funeral services for 82 year old Wayne E. Lanham will be Friday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the Marine United Church of Christ. Burial will be Coulterville Cemetery in Coulterville, IL. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the church.
Wayne was born August 24, 1931, to Irvine and Ethel (Nee Cox) Lanham, in Boulder, IL. On June 5, 1954, he married Maxine Curry in Coulterville, IL.
Wayne was a member of Carlyle Masons, Eastern Star – Marine and Trenton, Laborers Local 42 for 38 years. He was a worker, working 2 full-time jobs for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine Lanham; his children, Laura (Doug) Hixson, James W. (Debbie) Lanham, Cindy Terrill, Steven (Leann) Lanham; 9 grandchildren, Jonathon (Nichole) Hixson, Garren Hixson, Todd Lanham, Melanie Lanham, Kelly Terrill, David Terrill, Steven Lanham, Jordan Lanham, Crystal Lanham; 2 great-grandchildren, Hunter Wayne Hixson and Hadley Hixson; 3 sisters, Lucy (Butch) Hammel, Dalene Bast, Ruth (Chuck) Tull; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Irvine and Ethel Lanham; 1 daughter at birth.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital or Marine United Church of Christ.