Joseph (“Joe”) John Waymire, 68, of Peru, Indiana passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 17, 2018 after a long battle with colon cancer.
He was born August 23, 1950 in Peru to Richard and Sylvia (Dague) Waymire. Joe was the youngest of six children. He married Linda Burton in 1973 in Mexico, Indiana. Time spent with family was the most important thing for Joe. He loved having meals at home and the table surrounded by family and friends. He was happiest standing around a bon fire or helping those in need in any way he could. Joe spent 26 years working for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad as a conductor. After being hired for the N&S, he was drafted for Vietnam at the end of the war. He finished boot camp he was sent to Alaska for the remainder of his two years, learning the Electrical Trade. Joe had a lifelong obsession with motorcycles and boats. He was a skilled mechanic and rebuilt multiple cars, trucks, and motorcycles and built from scratch three air boats. He was a lifetime member of the Literary Aid Society, Wabash Valley Coon Hunter, Eagles and when he was younger, the Sons of Kentucky motorcycle club.
Surviving Joe are his loving wife of 45 years Linda, and two daughters Becky and Mark Ross, and Sylvia Waymire-Stone and her significant other Justin Engel. He loved his three grandchildren Madison Ross, Olivia and James Stone. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters Thomas Waymire, Margaret (Donald) Goley, Susie (Keith) Kraining, Joyce (Bob) Spencer, and Bill (Kristy) Waymire. He will be remembered by dozens of nieces and nephews that he taught to fish, swim, or ride motorcycles and that have some great stories about him.
His service will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2018 with hours of visitation from 4pm-6pm and a funeral service at 6pm at Mexico Baptist Church, located at 4088 N Carroll St, Mexico Indiana. His service will be overseen by Charles Cole and Lucas Facutte. A scattering of his ashes will be held privately in the spring. Flowers are accepted, or if you wish, the family request that donations may be made to St. Vincent Financial Charities Foundation in memory of Joe Waymire (send to St. Joseph Hospital, 1907 W Sycamore St, Kokomo, IN 46901).
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.