Wayne A. Courson, 62, of Circleville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Berger Hospital.
He was born Nov. 22, 1953, in Newark, the son of Ronald “Jerry” Courson and Virginia (Moore) Burke.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Wayne retired from Iron Workers Local 172 where he had a wonderful career building many of Columbus’ most recognizable landmarks: the OSU scoreboard at the Shoe; OSU’s medical campus; Huntington Building; Laveque Tower; and Children’s Hospital, to name a few.
Never one to remain idle, Wayne went on to work in maintenance for Boars Head.
He was very witty and wise. His jokes and one-liners will be passed down for generations. He could always turn a life lesson into a story. Wayne was able to picture something in his head and duplicate it in a drawing and then create it with his hands.
Wayne enjoyed being with his family, riding his Harley, watching the Buckeyes, working hard, building things, welding, making people laugh and was a very giving person. One of his favorite sayings was, “The heat’s in the tools,” and he was quick to remind that he had been around the block a time or two. Wayne also once stated, “Life’s a canvas – throw some paint.”
Wayne belonged to the Sons of AMVETS and the Moose Riders. Wayne loved the Lord and knew where he would spend Eternity once he left this life.
Wayne is survived by and will be deeply missed by his children, Bryan (Lisa) Hall, Amy Courson (Eric) Hoover and Megan Courson; his grandchildren, Brooklyn and Gavin Hoover, Gunner, Wade and Baylee Hall and Aiden Holleran; his step-mother, Norma Courson; sister, Patty Brown; brother, George Courson; his longtime girlfriend, Rhonda Stewart and her daughters’ families, Tonya (Shane) and son, Jackson; Tiffany (Jason), sons Jayden and Gage; Jessica (Ben) and son, Benjamin; and Jennifer (Marcus); several extended family members; and a multitude of many, many dear friends.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home in Circleville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at New Life Assembly of God, 7766 Stoutsville Pike, Circleville, with Pastor Tim McGinnis officiating. Burial will be in Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery.
Calling all bikers to participate in Wayne’s funeral procession – let him hear the Rolling Thunder in celebration!
Memorial contributions may be made in Wayne’s name to Rolling Thunder, P.O. Box 216, Neshanic Station, NJ 08853.
To share a memory or send condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal