WARREN - Wayne Sheely, 47, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Wayne was born May 11, 1966, in Youngstown, to parents Howard Jr. and Tawanda Harvey Sheely.
Wayne attended the First Church of God in Newton Falls.
After high school, Wayne began a mechanical career. He was able to repair, rebuild and restore anything. At age 15, he got his first vehicle, a pickup truck. It did not bother him that it had a bad frame. He replaced the frame and restored the vehicle from the ground up. He was currently in the process of restoring a 1942 John Deere tractor.
Wayne was working at Lawless Industries. He was the foreman responsible for such products as constructing floats for Disney, products for Orange County Choppers and for several race cars.
Wayne also was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He could hold a conversation on any subject with anyone. He loved to talk. He especially loved gardening and would can what he grew.
Wayne leaves to cherish many loving memories his children, daughter, Tabitha Sheely, and her boyfriend, Dan Coleman of Niles, and son, Wayne (Misty) Sheely of Mineral Ridge; sister, Wendy Sue Sheely of Warren; and brothers, Howard (Robin) Sheely III of Lordstown, David (Anne) Sheely of Mineral Ridge and James (Maria) Sheely of Niles. He also leaves grandchildren, Kali Matlus, Brayen Wilson and Ayvah Sheely, along with several nieces and nephews.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Howard Sheely Jr.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lane Family Funeral Home's Mineral Ridge Chapel, 1350 N. Niles Canfield Road, Mineral Ridge, with a celebration on his life to follow at the chapel.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.