Wayne Scott Stastka, 73, born June 12, 1948. He has lived his entire life in Robertsdale, Alabama. Wayne returned home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 11, 2021. He was predeceased by his father, Jerry Joseph Stastka, his mother Dorothy (Heidelberg) Stastka and his younger sister, Rose (Stastka) Covert. Wayne is survived by the love of his life, 40-year-old Geri Stastka, two sons, Scott Davis Stastka and Robert “Robbie” Joseph (Emily) Stastka, and a precious granddaughter Dorothy Jane Stastka, his brothers Dennis (Joan ) Stastka, Joey (Kathy) Stastka and many nieces and nephews.

Wayne proudly served in a combat role as the United States Navy in Vietnam. Later, using the GI Bill, he completed his trades education for diesel mechanics and followed that trade for most of his career.

Wayne had a generous heart and touched many lives. Among the many, he had a special relationship with the “Zambian Vocal Group” which called him “Uncle Wayne” and became like family. He was fortunate enough to go to Zambia and carry out construction and renovation work on a school for underprivileged children.

He loved to help, no matter who or what the need was. Not only did he love to fish, but he loved to fry fish for family, church and friends gatherings. Wayne loved the outdoors, from camping to hunting. He was known as Poppa not only by his granddaughter, but also by many little ones over the years.

He was a life member of Bethel Baptist Church in Elsanor. He loved the Lord and now walks with him today.

There was a memorial visit on Thursday, September 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a celebration of life service on Friday, September 17 at 10 a.m. Both took place at Bethel Baptist Church, Robertsdale, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, commemorations can be made at Bethel Baptist Church “Building Fund” at PO Box 908, Robertsdale, Alabama 36567 or Women’s Care Medical Center at PO Box 1610, Robertsdale, Alabama 36567.

Funeral arrangements by Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, Hwy. 59 Robertsdale, Alabama. 251-947-7781. www.mackfuneral.com.

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