August 21, 1930 – June 10, 2021
Wayne Tirey, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Stonebridge Health Campus.
He was born in Mitchell on Aug. 21, 1930, to George and Ada (Smith) Tirey. He married Charlotte Wagner on Aug. 19, 1950, in Lawrence County and she preceded him in death.
Wayne was a mechanic and operated Nick’s Tire Service in Oolitic. He retired from the North Lawrence Community School System as a mechanic and enjoyed spending time at the Mitchell Community Senior Citizens Center, hiking, traveling, and camping. Wayne served in the United States Marine Corp.
Surviving to cherish Wayne’s memory are daughters, Toni (Don) Hardesty and Vivian Nicholson, both of Bedford; grandchildren, Amy Canada, Eric (Sally) Nicholson, and Ryan (Lindsey) Hardesty; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Don Tirey, both of Oolitic and Larry Tirey of Bedford; sister, Rhea Dawn Anderson of Bedford; and his best friend, Dink, the dog.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son-in-law, Steve Nicholson; grandson, Adrian Nicholson; brothers, John Henry Tirey and Alvy Tirey; and sisters, Mary Jane Tirey, Phyllis Tucker, Delores Grubb, and Ella Albright.
Services for Wayne will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Don Tirey officiating. Visitation will also be Monday, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee. A committal service will be held Tuesday, June 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. Ferguson-Lee.com.