Dr. Wayne W. Schroyer
A funeral service for Dr. Wayne Wesley Schroyer, 88, of Clarkesville, was held Tuesday, July 9, at Hollywood Baptist Church. Interment followed the service in Hollywood Baptist Church Cemetery.
Dr. Schroyer peacefully entered the Lord's presence surrounded by loved ones in his final days July 7, 2019, following a long illness.
Born May 31, 1931, in Celina, Ohio, he was the son of the late Leslie and Mabel (Spriggs) Schroyer. In addition to his parents, Dr. Schroyer was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Schroyer; daughter, Holly Beth Schroyer; and stepson Danny Wood.
After graduating from South Akron High School, Wayne enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. His service to his country informed his decision to study medicine. With an honorable discharge, Wayne completed his undergraduate degree at Kent State University and then his medical doctorate from Ohio State University. Wayne completed his pediatric residency with Akron Children's Hospital, then opened a private practice in Ravenna, Ohio. His medical career spanned almost 60 years, primarily specializing in pediatric medicine.
In the later part of his life, Wayne became a born-again Southern Baptist Christian and served as a deacon at Hollywood Baptist Church, where he devoted many hours to serving God and others, especially to those in need through Meals on Wheels. Wayne loved to spend time with his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was fond of crossword puzzles, reading, golfing and restoring antique cars.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Wood-Schroyer of Clarkesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Jill Schroyer and Don Ketteler of New York, New York, Betsy and Tracy Moon of Cumming, and Debbie and Ricky Broadus of Clarkesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Lisza Schroyer of Bradenton, Florida, and Brett and LeAnn Schroyer of Lawrenceville; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Clifford Martin of Wadsworth, Ohio; as well as 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels.
An online guest registry is available at hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Arrangements were in the care of Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.