WAYNE EARL WELKER of Parma, age 76, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Beloved husband of 51 years to Barbara A. (née Lennart); loving father of Carolyn (Sam), Jennifer (Sean), and Kimberly (Greg); grandfather to Madison, Abigayle, Emma, Garrett, Una, Brynn, Mia, Madeline, Payton, Gregory, and Alayna. Retired Air Force Veteran who attained the rank of Senior Master Sergeant serving 20 years and 11 months. Wayne’s last assignment was in Civil Engineering Space Command at Peterson AFB Colorado. He traveled the world with the Air Force and was stationed in Texas, Thailand, Korea, Turkey, Spain, Maine, Illinois, Michigan, California and Colorado. Wayne loved English Setters and served as the treasurer of the English Setter Association for many years. He had a passion for woodworking and enjoyed creating custom furniture for his friends and family. In his retirement he developed a love for gardening, growing plants and flowers to share with his daughters. Wayne made friends wherever he went and could carry on a conversation about anything. Private services to be held. Cemetery services will be held at a later date.