Obituary: Charlie Wayland Koonce
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - February 9, 2002
Deceased Name: Charlie Wayland Koonce
FORT WORTH - Charlie Wayland Koonce, 83, a retired salesman and manager for Big 3 Industrial Engineering, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
The kingdom of heaven celebrates the arrival of Wayland Koonce who passed away Feb. 7, 2002, following complications of illness associated with cancer. Wayland was born May 16, 1918, in Fort Worth. He was married to Mary Louise Taylor Sept. 20, 1941, and they had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past September 2001. He was a devoted family man, a Christian believer and a loving, adoring husband. He and Mary had three children together, Gary Wayland Koonce, Alan Ray Koonce and Douglas Hoyt Koonce. Wayland spent his life entertaining and delighting friends, family and even strangers with his amazing humor and many, many stories. After 42 years of service with Big 3 Industrial Engineering, he retired in 1982 and spent the remaining years devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren and most recently to his great-granddaughter, Victoria. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. The devotion and love he shared with his wife, Mary was beyond words and unsurpassed. He set an amazing example as a husband, a father, grandfather and great-grandfather with an abundance of love, laughter and stories. How we will miss those stories. He was a member of Altamesa Church of Christ. God bless you Wayland as you now enjoy eternal life and perfect peace.
Survivors: Wife, Mary Louise; brother, Ted Owen Koonce and wife, Doris; sons, Gary Wayland Koonce and wife, Vicki, Alan Ray Koonce and wife, Shirley and Douglas Hoyt Koonce; grandsons, Scott Alan Koonce and wife, Yolanda Marisol, Clay St. Clair Koonce and wife, Leia and Jeremy E. Koonce; and great-granddaughter, Victoria Marisol Koonce. Mount Olivet Funeral Home 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., (817) 831-0511
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