SFC (Ret) Wayne H. McGinnis

September 25, 1933January 4, 2013

Graveside services with full military honors for SFC (Ret) Wayne H. McGinnis, 79, of Harker Heights, will be 2 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Mr. McGinnis passed away, Friday, January 4, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on September 25, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri to Elsie C. Michler and Steven F. McGinnis.

Wayne proudly served his country for thirty years. At eighteen, he left Kansas to join the Marine Corp and saw action in the Korean War. After leaving the Marines he joined the Army, serving three tours in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. His military career took him to various posts in both the US and Europe.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Clair and Nolan, and sister, Nadine, his first wife of 30 years, Bonnie (Brown) and two daughters Vicki Dye and Debbie Lanham.

He is survived by his wife Mary, of Harker Heights; son, Douglas of Killeen; daughters, Paula Dye of Oklahoma and Jackie of Washington State; grandson, Cody of Killeen, stepsons, Scott Alberts of Kenosha, WI, and Patrick Alberts of Cheyenne, WY, plus numerous other relatives and friends. He also had his special four legged companions, Cinder, Sassee, and Shiloh, who were always by his side.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to the Wounded Warriors, the USO, or Second Chance Animal Shelter.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen in charge of arrangements. Words of comfort may be made to the family at


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Cody McGinnis

August 25, 2013

the grandson of a great man.

Marsha Roark-Fulton

January 10, 2013

Doug, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Michael McGinnis

January 8, 2013

Thank you for being beside my Uncle Wayne during the last years of his failing heath, Their has been several conversation that i had with my Uncle and your name would always come up. as a Irish person and in our conversation we would look for the pot of gold. My Uncle has found his in you. He loved you and his family very much. you and all are in my prayers and thanks for taking care of My Uncle Wayne.
Michael & Wanda McGinnis

Yvonne Wong

January 8, 2013

Mary, I am grieving for you and your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that he is resting peacefully now, and in all the wonderful memories you created together

January 8, 2013

Doug, my prayers are with you and your family during this time. He lived a good life and is in a better place where he has no cares or worries. God Bless.
Kaye - PCSI

Sonny Rivera

January 8, 2013

We love you sweet Mary and are thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. We are here if you need anything at all!
love, Angela and Sonny Rivera

January 7, 2013

May God Bless and comfort you at this time, the staff at CRDAMC NICU are thinking of you,
Frank Dolifka

January 7, 2013

Mary -- thank you for taking care of him.....Stephanie


January 6, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.