Wayne Otto GoodingJanuary 31, 1925 ~ May 27, 2017 (age 92)
Wayne Otto Gooding, 92, previously of Bowen, Illinois, died at 4:15 am Saturday May 27, 2017 at Sunset Home in Quincy, Illinois.
Wayne was born on the family farm south of Bowen, IL, on January 31, 1925 to Otto Edward and Martha Jane (Willard) Gooding. He resided on the family farm until his marriage on March 17, 1946 to Wanda Lee McCants (Kinman) of LaPrairie, IL.
Wayne and Wanda farmed south of Bowen, on the Adams/Hancock County Line, the first 32 years of their married life, where they raised 6 children. In 1962 Wayne attended the REISCH auction college in Mason City, Iowa, and pursued that occupation along with farming until 1980, when he retired from farming in order to devote full time to his auctioneering profession. He owned and operated Gooding’s Auction Center in Bowen until October 1, 1998. He continued auctioneering until 2011.
He was a member of the Illinois and National Auctioneers Associations; he also was a volunteer fireman with the Bowen Fire Department. He was of the Methodist faith. Wayne was always eager to volunteer help wherever he saw a need. When he had time, Wayne enjoyed bowling, playing cards and traveling.
Besides his wife, Wayne is survived by five children, David Wayne (Betty) of Lincoln, MO; Patricia Ann (Richard) Thomas of Monroe, MI; Barbara Joan (Gerald) Neill of Taylor, TX; Ricky Dale (Trish) of Augusta, IL; and Paula Kay (Monte) Mongreig of Branson, MO: He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 16 step great grandchildren, 1 step great great grandchild as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by three sons, Richard Wayne and Jerry Lee in infancy and Stephen Paul in (2015); his father and mother; his sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy May (Clarence) Craft; two brothers and sister-in-laws, Edward (Fern) Gooding and Dayne (Wanda) Gooding; a great grandson , Alexander Neill and a step-grandson, Donnie McMillen.
Wayne was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and was deeply loved and respected by a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL on Tuesday May 30, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by services at 7 p.m. Rev. Tom Mehaffy will officiate. As per the wishes of Wayne, cremation will follow the funeral service with private family burial services to be at Ebenezer Church Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial may be made to the Ebenezer Cemetery fund or to the Bowen Fire Department.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements,