Wayne Arthur Busser, 81, husband of Maureen Elizabeth Carrig Busser, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at his home.

Born May 16, 1939, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late Arthur Joseph Busser and Ethel Marie Smith Busser. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and the Men's Bible Study at the Sumter YMCA. He loved history, reading and walking in the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years; two children, Michael Brian Busser (Frances) of Dalzell and Patti E. Busser of Sumter; two granddaughters, Anjelica Lily Busser and Rachel Marie Busser; a brother, Kent Lawrence Busser (Mary Anne) of Port Royal, Florida; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Ruth Busser.

A graveside service will be held at noon on Friday in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. All attending are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church Awana Program, 219 W. Calhoun St., Sumter, SC 29150, or to the Sumter Fireside Fund, c/o The Sumter Item, P.O. Box 1677, Sumter, SC 29151.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.