Dec. 6, 1944 ~ April 22, 2018
Wayne Joslin was born Dec. 6, 1944. He grew up in Meeker, Colo., with his parents, Elige and Sybil Joslin and his sister Karen Stick. Wayne was a unique individual. He was a saxophone player in a rock and roll band. He had a pilot’s license and a plane and he loved to fly. He and his father owned and operated a construction business building roads and locations and more. There wasn’t any piece of heavy equipment he couldn’t operate. He was a staunch AA member for 42 years. Also he had been burned badly and almost lost his life. He later volunteered to counsel and encourage other burn victims.
He married Daisy Cook in 1967 (she precedes him in death). They had two children: Dena Joslin and Sean Joslin. He also adopted Stephanie Joslin and had a step-daughter, Tisha Corporon. He later married his current wife Shirley Joslin and added two step-sons, Wayne Murphy and Billy Murphy. He has 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He loved all of these kids equally and helped them every way he could. He was always careful to encourage and build people up and never tear anyone down. His goodbyes always had an “I love you very much.”
Shirley and Wayne were married for 26 years and were truly soulmates. They loved each other very much and really enjoyed life together. Wayne took great pleasure in seeing Shirley have fun.
Wayne did not know a stranger. He would give someone the shirt off of his back. He was the first one to offer help. He was a kind, gentle and loving man. He never judged anyone and always had a positive attitude and a smile. He had a multitude of friends and family who love him. He will be sorely missed by them all.
Wayne loved the Lord and walked with him daily and has gone home to his well-deserved reward.
Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at Fruita Assembly of God Church, 108 S. Peach, Fruita, Colo.
In lieu of flowers make donations to Hope West, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, Colo., 81506.