WARREN — Wayne R. Westover, Command Sergeant Major, 80, passed away Thursday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2021, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.
Wayne was born April 11, 1941, in Lisbon, a son of the late Ralph P. Westover and Alma Andreatta Burgoon.
He was a 1960 David Anderson High School graduate in Lisbon and retired from the United States Army after 27 years. He was a proud Vietnam veteran who served two tours during the Vietnam War. After retiring, he was the director at Trumbull County Veterans Services.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Warren, an active member of the DAV and VFW, a Mason, and the president of the Gridiron Club of Warren G. Harding.
He loved farming, gardening, golfing, bowling and coaching football. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State University.
Above all, he was a family man with a big heart. He was a proud father, grandfather and loving uncle to all his nieces and nephews. He was a friend to everyone he met and was willing to give a helping hand to anyone.
Wayne will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Dianna Westover, whom he married Oct. 19, 2015; children, Daniel (Angela) Westover and Alena Westover; stepchildren, Lisa (Gary) Clark, Brenda Brunch and Samuel Ledington; grandson, Colton Westover; step-granddaughter, Patricia Rhodes; step-great-grandchild, Aedan Rhodes; his twin sister, Jayne (Swede) Westover Zetterquist; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Garvin, and brothers, Lester Allen and Lynn Westover.
Family and friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at Lane Family Funeral Homes Roberts Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive NE in Warren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Warren.
Anyone attending, the family has asked that everyone please follow COVID-19 protocol and wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com.