Wayne Martin Ives, 75, of Houston passed away on December 10, 2020. He was born on September 20, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Henry and Minnie (Smith) Ives.
He proudly served with the United States Air Force; after serving in the military, he was an auto mechanic, and served as the fire chief of the Harris Brake Fire department until retiring and then serving on the board of commissioners. He was an outdoorsman who loved to go deer hunting, and fishing. He loved spending time with his grandbabies and family.
He is preceded in death by his sister Barbara Carter and her husband Larry Carter, brother-in-law John Misenheimer, sister-in-law Nell Meredith and sister-in-law Leeonena Goss.
Wayne leaves behind his loving wife, of 51 years, Virginia (Misenheimer) Ives; his children Theresa Brown (Allen) and Timothy Ives; grandson Andrew Estell (Magen); great-grandchildren Emma Belk and Maeleigh Estell; siblings and in-laws Shelline Misenheimer, Smokey Misenheimer, Peggy Smiley (Rodney), Martha Wheeler (Joe) and Lonnie Misenheimer; great-niece Hannah Martin; a host of extended family and friends.
Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400