Wayne A. Kelvington, 78, a longtime resident of East Palestine, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Covington Community Campus.
Wayne was born March 30, 1941 in Youngstown, son of the late Raymond and Frances Wollam Kelvington.
He was worked as a machinist for LW Nash until its closing and then Gormack in North Lima until his retirement in 2003.
He enjoyed working on cars and camping.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 59 years, Virginia (Sansenbaugher), whom he married February 12, 1960. He is also survived by two sons, Richard (Kathy) Kelvington of Waldorf, Maryland and Ron (Jenni) Kelvington of East Palestine; two daughters, Brenda (Tom) Johnson of East Palestine and Lisa (Jeff) Boyd of Clayton, North Carolina; brother, Raymond Kelvington; sister, Judith Hendrick; seven grandchildren, Alyssa and Leighann Kelvington, Tom and Kristen Johnson and Elizabeth Anderson, Kaci and Eric Boyd; as well as, two great-grandchildren, Madisyn and Zane Anderson.
Besides his parents, Wayne is all preceded in death by a sister, Janet Lewis.
The family will receive friends Friday evening, April 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 6 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Mark McTrustry officiating.
Interment will follow at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.
A television tribute will air Friday, April 5 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.