Wayne Edward Hanson, 78 years of age, of Peebles, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Mercy Health Jewish Hospital, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Wayne was born on August 25, 1945, in Blue Creek, Ohio, the son of the late Russell and Marjorie (Shivener) Hanson. Wayne retired as an operator engineer; he was a member of the Local #18, Operators Union, of Cincinnati. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Peebles Post #581, as well as serving as a former trustee for Bratton Township. One of his favorite activities was going to the "Breakfast Liars' Club" each week. Wayne attended the Countryside Church of Christ, in Seaman.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by two sister, Betty Brewer and Janice Sowards.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Jo (Smittle) Hanson; as well as his two sons, Steve (Penny) Hanson and Russell (Sandie) Hanson, both of Peebles; three daughters, Lisa Hanson-Scott and Dawn (Rodney) Wallace, both of Peebles; and Nicole (Brad) Roades, of Hillsboro. He is also survived by his sisters, Carol (Danny) Browning, of Peebles; and Diane (Kimmy Rogers), of Manchester; and his brothers-in-law, Tilden Sowards, of Peebles; and Donnie Brewer, of Xenia. Wayne will be greatly missed by his twelve grandchildren, and his nine great grandchildren.

Family and friends may pay their respects during a celebration of life on Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Countryside Church of Christ, in Seaman.

Funeral services will be held immediately following the celebration of life, on Thursday, March 7, 2024, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Countryside Church of Christ, in Seaman. Hannum Taylor will officiate the service.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home. Please visit us at www.wallacethompsonfuneralhomes.com to leave words of comfort for the family in our online guestbook.