Clarence Wayne Tetley, 85, of Mt. Pulaski, IL, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, IL.
Graveside service will be 12:00 PM, Friday, March 17, at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL, with military honors by the U.S. Marines and the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail. Memorials in Wayne’s honor may be made to: Christian Village Memory Care or First Christian Church of Mt. Pulaski.
Wayne was born October 19, 1937, in Vandalia, IL, the son of Clarence A. and Augusta M. (Lake) Tetley. He married Patsy Roche on April 25, 1959 in Decatur, IL.
Wayne proudly served his country. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served for four years, two years being in Hawaii. At the age of 40, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve where he served for 20 years, retiring at the age of 60. Wayne worked in the auto industry in sales and finance for all of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. Wayne was a member of First Christian Church of Mt. Pulaski. He and his wife Patsy served in the mission field spreading the love of Jesus throughout the world.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patsy; children: Susan (Jeff) Litterly of Lake Fork, IL, Sally (John) Turner of Beason, IL, Andrew Wayne (Julee) Tetley of Armstrong, IL; grandchildren: Michael Litterly, Mitchell Litterly, Morgan (Lee) Litterly-Robinson, Tyler Litterly, and Grace Tetley; and sister, Barbara Josserand.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.