John Wayne Page was born August 15, 1950 in Wewahitchka.
He served in the U. S. Navy from 1968-1972, then moved to Eastpoint, and resided there for many years. Wayne then married his sweetheart Melba Lominec on March 3, 1973.
Wayne was a commercial fisherman for most of his life and then worked with Florida Department of Corrections for 10 years. He was blessed with two beautiful sons, Jeffery Wayne Page and wife Angel, and son Jesse Ernest Page and wife Jennifer. Wayne has three grandchildren, Jesse Allen Page, Aden Bass, and C. J. Massey. He also had two great-granddaughters, Madison Varnes and Lily Massey.
Wayne is survived by two brothers, Andrew Page and wife Catherine, and Donald Page and wife Revina; and was predeceased by his brother, Ernest Page.
Survivors also include his loving mother, Nettie Mae Page and deceased father Clyde Ernest Page. Wayne was blessed with many nieces and nephews including niece and number one daughter Katrina Strickland, Tammy Shiver, Rhonda Garrett, Shawna Emile, Tanya Walden, Brandy Banks, Leanna Nowling, Lisa Rowland, Christie Page, Little Lynn Page, Catherine Page, and Lindsey Page. Nephews include Donald Page, John Michael and Christopher Paul Polous, Johnny Davis, and the late Vince Allen Davis and Joshua Donovan.
Wayne passed away at his home surrounded by his family and friends Sunday, May 26 at 4:07 p.m. He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many including his D.O.C. family. Wayne will forever be missed, but always in our hearts. Wayne Page, We Love You!
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29 at Eastpoint Church of God conducted by the Rev. Bobby Shiver and the Rev. Ronny Luke. Interment will follow in Eastpoint Cemetery. He will lie in state at the church from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.