Check your settings when you are happy with your print preview press the print icon below.

Show Obituaries Show Guestbook Show Photos QR Code Print

Wayne Honaker

June 17, 2020

Posted by:
Jeff Wolstenholme

Posted on:
June 29, 2020

To the Honaker family, I would like to pass along my deepest condolences for your loss. Wayne was a superb teacher and cross country coach whom I admired greatly throughout my high school years from 1978-1981. I had the pleasure of learning from Wayne in the classroom as well as on the grassy fields of Scott's park where he led our championship winning cross country team. He was an inspirational mentor to us all who truly made a difference in shaping our lives and helped ensure our future success. I remember my freshman year when my family had to make a military move to California for one year but we knew we would be returning to Marysville afterward. Coach Honaker knew I did not want to leave my school, friends, and team for that one year and offered to my parents to let me live with his family so I could stay with the team (I am not sure Mrs. Honaker was aware of this offer). Although my parents wisely insisted that I make the move to keep our family together that year, this was just one of many examples of Coach Wayne's generosity and sincere concern for each of his athletes. Thankfully we did move back to Marysville that following year and I was able to continue under Coach Honaker's tutelage the remainder of high school. He was a great individual and he will be deeply missed.

Posted by:
Dave Speicher

Posted on:
June 25, 2020

I was very saddened to learn of Mr. Honaker’s passing. He had a huge impact on my high school experience. I had him for math for three years and I was in one of his first computer classes at MHS. I also enjoyed running on the cross country team from the 1977 through 1980 seasons. Lots of great memories with league championships and state meet appearances. But mostly, I enjoyed the time spent with Coach and my teammates and listening to Coach Honaker’s many words of wisdom. In the years since then, we would occasionally cross paths in town and I always enjoyed talking to him and catching up. Truly a great man. Linda and family, you have my condolences. May you find peace In this difficult time.

Posted by:
Jason Wirth

Posted on:
June 25, 2020

I had the pleasure of teaching with Wayne in his last five years at MHS. He was so fun to watch interact with the students and was quite the mentor for a new teacher back in the late 90s. I’m truly sorry for your loss. He was definitely one of the “good guys”.

Posted by:
Chris Shirer

Posted on:
June 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Wayne at the highschool for a lot of years. He was a great teacher and coach. Always had a smile and a positive greeting. A true Hall of Famer!

Posted by:
Ben Wilmoth

Posted on:
June 24, 2020

I was sorry to see this news. Mr. Honaker was a terrific guy. I was an Algebra 2 student of his in 1999 - I remember his great sense of humor and the multiple pens he carried clipped horizontally at the top of his endless supply of golf shirts! He was a great friend to me and other nerds who hung around the computer room behind his classroom. Matt Vollrath and I enjoyed running into him one summer at the golf course in Bellefontaine where he worked. What a great man; my sincere condolences to his family!

Posted by:
Terry Brown

Posted on:
June 24, 2020

Linda and family. So sorry for your loss. Some of my best memories were the sidewalk sales, golf outings, and the scavenger hunts with Wayne. Always a gentleman and his kindness will be missed.

Posted by:
Jody & Ed Snyder

Posted on:
June 24, 2020

I had the pleasure of knowing Wayne both in the classroom & through a shared love of golf. He was a wonderful man & will be greatly missed. Prayers to your family for peace and comfort. We have made a donation to the MHS Alumni Scholarship in his honor.

Posted by:
The Jewell Family

Posted on:
June 24, 2020

Linda and family you have our deepest sympathies. Take care.

Posted by:
John Addams

Posted on:
June 24, 2020

A wonderful teacher and baseball coach. Thank you and God Bless you. John Addams, Marysville Class of 1980.

Posted by:
Paul and Linda McCartney

Posted on:
June 23, 2020

Linda, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by:
Tammie Dawson Chute

Posted on:
June 23, 2020

Peace be with this beautiful family. Mr. Honaker was such an inspirational teacher. Learning was easy because it was made practical. Mr. Honaker encouraged me to become more active and participate more in activities. I loved being a stat my whole high school time. He is ‘one of the greats’. Rest In Peace good servant. Rest In Peace.

Posted by:
James Andrews

Posted on:
June 23, 2020

class of 1976-1980 Wayne (Honk) Honaker you made us run our best all the time and remember you run the uphills and run the down hills never let up ! I am very saddened to here of your passing and loved you as our Coach. Prayers to your family.

Posted by:
Tom McCarthy

Posted on:
June 22, 2020

As a math student, Mr Honaker was an engaging and challenging teacher As a high school graduate, Wayne was a good friend with a welcome smile and Quick wit. His memory will live on in all of us blessed to have known him. Our sincere condolences

Posted by:
Richard Clapp Jr

Posted on:
June 22, 2020

I had him as a teacher in 79 and 80. Was the beginning of a very long career in computers. He started many people on the paths to careers and knowledge. One of the best legacies for any Educator : making a difference..

Posted by:
Frank Runion

Posted on:
June 22, 2020

I had the privilege of running for Coach Honaker as one of his Honk’s Harriers. Many great memories during my 4 years at MHS Thanks for all you taught me Coach!!!

Posted by:
David Bobb

Posted on:
June 22, 2020

I had a lot of memorable teachers at MHS, but Mr. Honaker was number one. I'm thankful for running into him a few years back and getting to let him know the impact he had on me. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by:
Candy Brown

Posted on:
June 22, 2020

I’m so sorry, Linda and girls. These uncertain COVID-19 times must make it so much harder to grieve. Please know you and family are in my prayers.

Posted by:
Joe and Becky Gala

Posted on:
June 21, 2020

Wayne was truly a mentor for us when we joined the Marysville High Staff. He was an outstanding teacher and loved by students and staff. He always made you feel valued. The obituary said he was one of “the good guys”, no truer words have been spoken. Our thoughts and prayers to all in his family and his friends. He will truly be missed.

Posted by:
Cindy White

Posted on:
June 20, 2020

I pray that you feel God’s presence and comfort during this challenging time. I remember Wayne as “Mr. Honaker.” I had him for Geometry and Computer Science classes. He always had a smile and a kind word to share. Wayne, along with several other Berea College graduates teaching at Marysville, encouraged me to go to Berea College. I am thankful for his support and encouragement.

Posted by:
Barb Lord

Posted on:
June 20, 2020

Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and may you and your family be comforted by the thoughts and prayers of friends. God bless you.

Posted by:
Sandy Hoffman McNary

Posted on:
June 20, 2020

I am so sad to hear of Mr. Honaker's death. He was a good man and a good teacher with a pleasant demeanor, and sense of humor. I envision him teaching geometry by writing on transparencies that projected onto the wall. He baited us to try "trisecting an angle". Keith Sellers and I tried. My condolences to his family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Condolences:

To leave a condolence for remembrance please click on condolences at the top of the individuals obituary.

 

Condolences will be posted once approved.

Search for Obituaries

Due to technical restraints with emailing we no longer can provide automatic emails to subscribers. Please check our website periodically for the most recent families we are serving.