Wayne G. Wishard

December 26, 1937 ~ October 1, 2018 (age 80)

Hagerstown, MD – Wayne G. Wishard passed from this earthly life on October 1, 2018 as a result of Alzheimer’s Disease at Somerford Place his home for the last 3 years. 


He was born on December 26, 1937 in Hagerstown, MD to the late Lena Moore and Glenn R. Wishard, the eighth of ten children.


He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1955 and then with 12 other classmates joined the Armed Services.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 till 1958.  He worked as an Electrician with Hub City Electric until he purchased it in 1964.  Later he was co-owner of Flameless Electric Supply until his retirement in 2003 holding Master Electrician licenses in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.


He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Fran Bowers Wishard whom he married on Dec. 28, 1957, a son Darren Wishard (Paula Dixon) of Hagerstown, MD, a daughter Kelli Wishard Nunnally (Paul) of Falling Waters, WV, and a very special family who were relocated here from Cambodia in September 1975, Ien Seng and Heng Ya Srun of Hedgesville, WV who they made part of their family.  There are seven grandchildren Kelly Stiner (Mark) of Greencastle, PA; Laura Wishard Grove (Wade) of Falling Waters, WV; Steven Nunnally of Glen Burnie, MD; Andrea Nunnally of Falling Waters, WV; Marcie Srun McCormack (Jay) of Terre Haute, IN; Anita Srun Nelson (Chris) of Stewardson, PA; and Jonan Srun (Hannah) of Front Royal, VA; great grandchilcren Brandon, Olivia & Layla Stiner, Bryson Hutzell, Hannah Grove, Breanne Sikes, Wren, Jayne, Sunny, Casey & Claire McCormack, and Jackson & Coraline Nelson.

He is also survived by a brother Terry Wishard (Fredi) of Williamsport, MD; sisters Shirley Myers of Clear Spring, MD and Patricia (Sonny) Starliper of St. James, MD and numerous nieces and nephews.


Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Bob Wishard, Ronald Wishard, Joe Wishard and his sisters Margaret Michael, Thelma Grove Jack, and Betty Lou Wishard.


Wayne was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where he served on the Council and Chaired Property Committee, IORM Tribe #84 Redman of Williamsport, MD; member of APA, and a charter member of Beaver Creek Country Club where he could be found four days a week playing golf with the Little Gang. 


His humor and kindness has been missed these last years when his illness prevented him from participating.  He attended Ravenwood Adult Day Care in Hagerstown where once again he was much loved by all of the staff. 


The family wishes to thank Somerford Place and their wonderful staff for Wayne’s care and support for Fran and children Darren & Kelli, CHIH Pam’s Christian’s agency whose many ladies gave such excellent care and dearly loved being with him especially Jeannie Knapp of Hancock, Healther Fondren & Kelli Hott of Falling Waters, and Hospice of Washington County.


The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Friday, Ocotober 5, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 pm.  The funeral home will be open after 9:00 am on Friday for the convenience of family and friends.


A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church Williamsport, MD on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 am with Pastor Kim Nunberg officiating.  Inurnment will be at a later date.


The family request the omission of flowers and instead a donation in his memory to Zion Lutheran Church 35 W. Potomac St. Williamsport, MD 21795; Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21742; Alzheimer’s Disease Research Brightfocus Foundation 22512 Gateway Center Dr. Clarksburg, MD 20871, St. Jude’s 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105, Somerford Place 10116 Sharpsburg Pike Hagerstown, MD 21740 or any charity close to your heart.


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