LIBERTY & HAYNESVILLE — Wayne Anthony Grotton, 53, U.S. Army veteran and longtime chief engineer for Kirby Offshore Marine unexpectedly passed away on June 10, 2022. Wayne lived every day as if there was no tomorrow. He was wild, he was unstoppable, and went out doing exactly what he loved in true Wayno-the-Insano style.

Wayne was predeceased by his loving wife Tara, also known as his Ride or Die; father-in-law Theodore Leighton; and uncle Delbert Dodge. He leaves behind his mother Brenda and husband Wayne, father Anthony and wife Pat, sister Julie and husband Kirk, sister Joanna and husband Lincoln, daughter Miranda and husband Rob, daughter Mykenna and fiancé Ryan, and daughter Vanessa and partner Ashton. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Arianna and Karson, along with many other friends and family.

For those that knew Wayne, knew he was truly one of a kind. The kind that lived with no F’s given, the kind who’d give the shirt off his back to anyone in need, the kind that had a true heart of gold.

The adventures, the laughs, the endless stories; every moment that was spent with Wayne was always next to none. His time on Earth was not nearly enough, but his Harley wings are now angel wings and he’s burning down the streets of gold.

Join us for a weekend of camping, barbecue and corn hole to celebrate the life of Wayne on July 16 and 17 in Haynesville.

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