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Wayne Seigler of Stafford

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Wayne Seigler, 89, of Stafford, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012 in Stafford.

Wayne Seigler

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27 at the Church of Christ in Henrietta with Mr. Todd Davis, minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Joy Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta.

Mr. Seigler was born on July 7, 1923 in Joy to Eddie T. and Eula (Galbraith) Seigler. He graduated as the salutatorian of his class. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1942-1946, seeing combat in New Guinea, the Philippines at Luzon and Leyte, and serving in Japan after the Peace Treaty was executed. He was discharged in San Antonio as a Technical Sergeant in 1946. After moving to Chickasha, Okla., with the exploration crew of Standard Oil of New Jersey, he met and married Mina Faye Mitchell on Oct. 6, 1946 in Anadarko, Okla. He worked for Stanolind/Amoco Oil Company near Sundown, Texas for 38 years. He also farmed and ranched in Cochran County and operated Seigler Production Company for eight years. He became a member of the Church of Christ in Rockdale, and later served as an elder in the Church of Christ at both Whiteface and Morton congregations. For many years he served on the Board of New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales, N.M., the Farm Bureau Board in Morton and the Cochran Water Conservation Board.

He is preceded in death by four brothers, Clyde Seigler, Revis Seigler, Kenneth Seigler and his twin brother, Wendell Seigler; two sisters, Ruby Smyers and Hazel Dearen; and one grandson, Nicholas Spears of Edmond, Okla.

Survivors include his wife Faye Mitchell of Stafford; one son, Dr. Larry Seigler and wife Mary Ellen of Sugar Land; two daughters, Dawn Seigler of Arlington, and Darla Spears and husband Von of Edmond, Okla.; and five grandchildren.

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