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Wayne McMasters

May 17, 1935 — September 13, 2023

Mount Pleasant

Wayne McMasters, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at the age of 88, in Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia, Tennessee. Wayne's journey began on May 17, 1935, when he was born to the late Virgil Eston McMasters and Mary Lou Beard McMasters in Minor Hill, Tennessee.

In his younger years, Wayne's athletic prowess shone brightly as he excelled in the realm of basketball, earning himself two coveted scholarships. His love for sports remained unwavering throughout his life, and he derived immense joy from watching sports on television.

Wayne's dedication to his country was evident as he proudly served in the United States military. His service even led him to travel to Germany, where he had the unique honor of sharing the company of none other than Elvis Presley. This experience shaped Wayne into an exceptionally organized and disciplined individual, traits that he carried with him throughout his life.

For four decades, Wayne was affectionately known as the "Bug Man" by his customers. His commitment to his work was unwavering, and he earned the respect and admiration of many for his dedication to his craft. Wayne's infectious smile and warm personality made him a people person like no other. He had the remarkable ability to light up any room with his radiant presence.

Wayne's appreciation for the wonders of nature was evident in his love for observing hummingbirds in their natural habitat. He found solace and beauty in the simplicity of the natural world.

Wayne was a gregarious soul who never met a stranger. His outgoing and sociable nature endeared him to countless people throughout his lifetime. However, his deepest and most profound love was reserved for his family. He was a dedicated and loving husband, a caring and supportive father, a doting grandfather, and a proud great-grandfather. Wayne's family was his heart, and his legacy of love will forever be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Wayne is survived by his loving children: Dawn Frazier (Randy) and Wendy Bivens (the late Dale); sister: Carol Holt; grandchildren: Adam Scott, Charity Gibson (James), Hollie Frazier, Joe Bivens, Hillary Frazier (Jacob), and Shelbi Mayfield (Travis); and great grandchildren: Kyson Dugger, Kylin Frazier, and Bobbie Jo Mayfield.

Wayne is reunited with his loving wife: Joann McMasters; daughter: Pam Cox; parents: Virgil Eston McMasters and Mary Lou Beard McMasters; twin brother: Blaine McMasters; siblings: V.E. McMasters, Jr., Paul McMasters, Iva Holt, Marie Hardiman, Dot Jones, and June Renfro.

Pallbearers will be Randy Frazier, Joe Bivens, David Cox, Adam Scott, Travis Mayfield, and Jacob Saucier.

A public graveside service for Wayne will be on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Polk Memorial Gardens at 10:00 AM with Ronnie Frazier officiating. Post 19 will be rendering military honors for Wayne.

A sincere appreciation for the nurses and staff at Maury Regional: Madison, Amy, Nadine, and Kynzi and Post 19.

Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be given to the family at

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Friday, September 15, 2023

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