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John Wayne
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1931 - 2017
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Obituary for John Wayne Shadowens Sr.

John Wayne  Shadowens Sr.
John Wayne Shadowens, Sr. 86, of Johnston City, passed away at 1:48 a.m., Friday, December 29, 2017 in Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.

Wayne was born September 25, 1931 in Williamson County to Elmer and Madge (Deaton) Shadowens. He married Alice Irene Grant on October 19, 1961 in Herrin.

Wayne was retired, having been employed by G.T.E. as an equipment installation supervisor for 21 years. He also served his country honorably as staff sergeant with the United States Marine Corp.

Wayne was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Johnston City. He enjoyed playing golf with his buddies and had the distinction of having two holes in one. He was a proud supporter of his son, John and his Sesser-Valier Red Devils. Wayne also enjoyed attending SIU-C Basketball games before his health began to decline.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Irene Shadowens of Johnston City; four children, Sherry (Krzysztof) Padyasek of North Aurora, IL., John (Bobbi) Shadowens, Jr. of Sesser, Kathy (Malcom) Jones of Marion and Robert (Denise) Shadowens of FL; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents; son, David Shadowens and a brother, Gib Shadowens.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City with Rev. Stephan Hudspath & Rev. Ted A. Hartley officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City is entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorials contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry. Memorial envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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