Edwin “Wayne” Ping, age 82, of
Somerset, passed away peacefully from this life on Saturday,
January 7, 2017, at home, surrounded by loved ones.
Wayne was born in the Ruth
Community on March 21, 1934, son of the late Edward F. and Marie
Hughes Ping. He graduated from Shopville High School in
1952 and joined the Navy. He served as a gunner aboard the
U.S.S. Jason. Wayne served two years in Japan during the
Korean War, achieving Petty Officer Second Class. He was a
lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post 269. Wayne was a
certified Journeyman Electrician. He worked at Standard
Armature and Lear Seigler, before becoming self-employed. He
owned and operated Industrial Motor Repair for 25 years. Wayne
loved the outdoors; camping, hunting, fishing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife,
Betty Ard Ping, whom he married on September 24, 1976, in
Somerset; two sons, Rick (and Doris) Ping, of Nancy, and Anthony
Ping, of Somerset; a daughter, Debbie (and Charles) Pitman, of
Faubush; four grandchildren, Angie (and Jeremy) Brown, of Nancy,
Ashley Ping, Gary Ping and Skye Ping, of Somerset; two
great-grandsons, Christopher and Ethan Brown, of Nancy; one
brother, Marvin Ping, of Somerset; two sisters, Wilena (and
Herman) Hamilton, of Somerset, and Elmeta (and Jim) Alexander,
of Somerset; and several nieces, nephews and friends, all who
will mourn his passing.
Along with his parents, he was
preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Ping; two
granddaughters, Sonya and Tonya Taylor; a brother, Howard Ping;
a daughter-in-law, Melissa Ping; and a sister-in-law, Sharon
Visitation will be Tuesday,
January 10, 2017, after 6:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home
Funeral services will be held
on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., in the funeral
home chapel with Bro. Herman Hamilton officiating. Burial
will be in Mill Springs National Cemetery. Military Honors
will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive,
Somerset, Kentucky 42503.