Roger Wayne Chisum, age 70, was ushered home to meet his Savior on Sunday June 2nd while surrounded by his family singing him his favorite gospel songs at his home in Scottsville. Wayne loved praising his Savior with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchild. Wayne was a jack of all trades with his work and talents. From a very early age he enjoyed making a good trade and working on cars. Another favorite of his was the telling of a good story (‘ain’t that right Ruby?’). As with many, the arrival of grandchildren brought him renewed life and joy. For years, if you wanted to find Wayne, he would be at his store or shop working and enjoying conversation with members of the community. Through the years, Wayne also spent many nights preaching and singing the gospel.
Wayne was born February 20, 1949 above Hector at his early childhood home on North Fork to his parents George Washington and Dorothy Lavada (Freeman) Chisum; both deceased. Wayne married Ruby Joyce Turner, November 6, 1965. Together, they raised four children. Lawonna Race (Joe) of Dover, Roger Chisum (Sara) of North Carolina, Phyliss Hendrix (Eric) of Hector and Brandi Chisum (deceased). Their six beloved grandchildren include Amber McDaniel (Joe) of Sherwood; Shawna Crain of Dover; Braxton and Shelby Hendrix of Hector; Matthew and Luke Chisum of North Carolina. One great grandson, Lincoln McDaniel of Sherwood. His other children include; Josh Chisum (children: Landon and Annabella) and Julie Rose (children: Lathan, Ethan and Summer) of Danville.
Wayne had many cherished brothers and sisters including; Arlie Chisum (Mildred) of Scottsville, Christene Humphrey of Falling Water, Jack Chisum of Falling Water, Irene Riddle of Ben Hur, Ilene Collins (George) of Russellville, Darlene McNutt (Wayne) of Scottsville, Butch Chisum (Rosa) of Scottsville. Four brothers have already passed on including; Paul, Carl, Harold and Bob Chisum.
Wayne was also blessed with an extensive extended family. Family and friends will gather for visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Humphrey Funeral Home 5:00-7:00 in the evening.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 6 at 10:00 AM at Scottsville Word of Life Assembly followed by burial at Solo Cemetery. Pastor Arnold Humphrey and Pastor Jimmy Turner will be officiating the services. Philip Turner, Carl Ray Chisum, Stanley Collins, Lloyd Duvall, Paul Ray Chisum, and Doug Chisum will be honoring the family serving as pallbearers.