John Wayne Ellingsworth

11/13/1933 — 06/17/2009

From Benton, City, WA, US | Born in Springfield, MO

John Wayne Ellingsworth

Wayne was born November 13, 1933 in Springfield, Missouri. He went to his final resting place on June 17, 2009.

At the age of 13 Wayne and his family moved to Washington State. He attended high school in Selah and then moved to Richland, WA. He enlisted in the military and served as a medic in the United States Army from 1954 until 1956, when he returned from service to enroll in Perry Technical Institute. Upon graduation as an Instrument Technician he went to work on the Hanford site until retirement in 1987.

Wayne loved to play Table Tennis with his friends three times a week at the Richland Community Center and also greatly enjoyed Tri-City Americans Hockey as well as hunting and fishing with his brothers.

He leaves behind: Linda Sue Walker, Pamela Kay Martin, Julie Ann and Robert William Savage, 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, Sister Zola Almond and Brother Glenn Ellingsworth as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Loyd and Louzella, three brothers Theron, Loyd Jr., and Donald; Two daughters Tammy Lou and Teresa Gayle and his ex-wife Sandra Ellingsworth.

A funeral service will be held for Wayne at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland, WA, 915 By-Pass Highway on June 27, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. with a graveside service at Sunset Memorial Gardens to follow. Viewing will be before the service from 9:00-10:00 A.M.

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  • I will always be grateful to Wayne for being my friend when I desperately needed one. I will miss him most whenever I drive past the golf course in West Richland.

    Chris Chandler
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • For the Family of John Wayne Ellingsworth

    From the Kennewick Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

    There are no words to express the sorrow of losing a loved one. It is a pain that only time will heal. While we did not know John personally, as DAR members, we honor his commitment to our country and his service in its defense. The DAR strongly supports our nations’ military, and we recognize the personal sacrifice that each member gives, as well as their families.

    To that end, we offer you our heartfelt condolences, and prayers of comfort. We thank you for John’s service, and his sacrifice to our country.

    May God bless you and comfort you as you remember just how very special John was to his family, and his country.

    In grateful remembrance,

    The members of the Kennewick Chapter DAR

    Kennewick Chapter DAR
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Wayne and I won many games of table tennis together over the years. I lost more arguments than I won probably trying to keep the peace, at the service I felt not alone! I am happy that I mentioned my neighbor Norma and I were having a yard sale recently and he came. It was a wonderful afternoon, wish I had done it years sooner. Its wonderful knowing there is a place to continue our friendship and we all eventually go. Where love we feel radiates and shines knowing; the love inside we get to take it with us! De Colores, Martin Brown

    Martin Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • To the Family of Wayne Ellingsworth,

    Wayne was an active member of our Kosmos Over 50 Singles Group for many years and we will all miss him at our social events. He was a great American’s hockey fan and attended most of their home games. He willingly arranged tickets for us to attend hockey games as a group which we appreciated.

    We knew of his table tennis skills and I had great fun teasing him by calling it “ping pong”. He always corrected me.

    On behalf of myself and our entire Kosmos membership, our sincere condolences to the family. We have all lost a good man.

    Sandy Rowley

    Sandra M. Rowley
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US