Wayne Homesley

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Wayne Homesley

Wayne was born March 26, 1950 in San Saba, Texas, the third of five children to famed saddle maker, Earl Homesley, and Imogene Bode Homesley, who was a professional seamstress. Wayne has lived most of his life in Llano County. He was a skilled horseman and helped ranchers from New Mexico to Central Texas for over 50 years. He raised outstanding Catahoula Leopard and Blue Lacy cow dogs and was known as an ole’ horse trader.

For many years, Wayne took care of Gene Hall’s Pecan Creek and Dutch Mt. Ranch cattle operation and was foreman of the Evans Ranch and the Race Ranch. He has worked for numerous ranches throughout his life in Llano County. He was honored when he was presented with the 2016 Hill Country Livestock Raiser’s Association Cowboy of the Year award, as that year began his battle with prostate cancer.

Wayne was blessed with lifelong friends he developed in Llano and he cherished those relationships. On many occasions, he expressed to his children that these friends helped him through many emotional times in his life, but more recently, when he was placed on Hospice. The thought of his last days filled with laughter and storytelling with his best friends gave him and his family comfort. Wayne loved them deeply.

Wayne married his wife, Sheila Toeppich Homesley of Llano, on May 6, 2017. Sheila, along with Wayne’s whole family, provided him with support in his long battle with prostate cancer.

He is also survived by his sons: Warren Homesley and wife, Ty, of Cherokee, TX, and Alex Homesley and wife, Caitlyn, of Seymore, Tx; his daughters: Sheila Staedtler and husband, Boyd, of Marble Falls, TX, and Stephanie Hunter and husband, Ron, of Round Rock, TX; stepchildren: Jessica Wunderlich of Abilene and Cory Wunderlich of Llano; grandchildren: Sirena, Caybrie and her husband, Ross Bingham, Colton, Kaitlin, Forrest, Jordan and her husband, Steven Edmon, and Adeline; two great-grandsons: Eli and Levi; his mother-in-law, June Bauman Toeppich of Llano; his sisters: Vivian Wood and husband, Leo, of Georgetown, TX and Debi Ramirez and husband, Willie, of George West, TX; and youngest brother, Tom Ed Homesley also of George West, TX.

Wayne is proceeded in death by his parents, Earl and Imogene Homesley; his paternal grandparents, Tom and Frances Homesley; his maternal grandparents, Felix and Altha Bode; and his older brother, Robert “Buzz” Homesley; along with numerous Aunts and Uncles.

Visitation was held Friday, January 24, 2020 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel in Llano, Texas. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel in Llano with Reverend Johnny Sawyer officiating. Interment followed at Llano City Cemetery.

Condolences for the family in lieu of flowers can be made to Wayne Homesley Memorial Scholarship Fund at Arrowhead Bank. No online payment is available; donations can be made through the drive-thru or by going inside the bank. The Memorial Scholarship Fund will go towards supporting Llano Youth.

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano, Texas. E-mail condolences may be sent to whhfuneral1@verizon.net.

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