Melvin Wayne Clingman, 83, of Jefferson City, passed away peacefully Friday, February 24, 2023, surrounded by family.
He was born November 7, 1939, in Dalhart, Texas, the son of Melvin Elvin and Billie Jo (Hooser) Clingman.
He was united in marriage on July 25, 1974, in Jefferson City to Dolores Ann Schepker Ray who survives.
Wayne worked as a lineman for Ameren retiring after 33 years of service. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2693, former member and vice president of the Water District #2 Board, and a member of IBEW Local 2.
Wayne enjoyed RV travel with his wife, woodworking, bowling, boating, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs, and most of all spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores Clingman, Jefferson City; seven children, Gayla (Jeff) Propst, Jefferson City; Dana (Dennis) Berhorst, Holts Summit; Dwayne (Julie) Clingman, Jefferson City; Sheila (Rod) Ponder, Jefferson City; Tina Miles (Curt Robertson), Jefferson City; Lisa (Harry) Frank, Jefferson City; Laura (Tim) Frank, Arizona; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at St. Peter Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Jeremy Secrist officiating.
Entombment will be in Resurrection Catholic Mausoleum.
Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Catholic Church; American Cancer Society; or to the COPD Foundation.
Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City. trimblefunerals.com