Wayne Ivan Killpack
11/21/1930 - 04/23/2019
Wayne I. Killpack passed away peacefully on April 23, 2019 at home, surrounded by his family, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born November 21, 1930 to Perry L. and Amy Killpack.
Wayne married the love of his life, Kay, on October 5th, 1951. They were later sealed on April 28, 1954 in the Laie Hawaii Temple.
Wayne was known as a kind, gentle person; a peacemaker who could calm a negative situation with his good humor and a good joke. Family to Wayne was always first. In his younger years he enjoyed playing ball with the kids after school or playing games in the evening. He could fix just about anything and was later called Grandpa Fixit by the grandkids.
Wayne was proud to have served in the US Navy during the Korean War from July 1951-1959. He served aboard the troop carrier Henrico APA 45 as SK1 (Storekeeper First Class). He enlisted in the Navy and was especially proud of the medals he was given in service of his country.
Wayne loved to learn, read and study many things. He received a Master’s Degree from BYU in Fine Arts and Education with a minor in Biology. He taught Art at Hillcrest High School for over 30 years. He counseled many students who were struggling or had troubles in their lives. He tutored several students who became Sterling Scholars during his tenure.
Wayne was an accomplished artist and won many regional awards for his paintings. He was a man of many talents, including restoring furniture, photography, wood carvings, sketching, rock painting, and his personal favorite, landscape canvas painting.
Wayne enjoyed God’s beautiful creations. He relished being outdoors. He loved hunting, camping, fishing, and exploring, especially with his family.
He is survived by his wife Kay, son Kevin (Tammy) Killpack, daughters Kathryn (Trent) Broadhead and Jodi (Jim) Steadman, sister Lois Jean Gray, 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents Parry L. and Amy Killpack, 5 brothers, daughter Jeanette, and granddaughter Misty.
A special thanks is extended to Beehive Healthcare and AFI Hospice with all staff included.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6 to 8pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.), Sandy, Utah, 84092. A Memorial Service will be held to share memories of Wayne on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 11am to 12pm in the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary at the same location as above.