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Wayne Franklin Andrews

March 12, 1980 ~ July 4, 2022 (age 42)

Obituary

Wayne Franklin Andrews AKA “Crazy Wayne”, 42, of Pawhuska, OK passed away in his home July 4, 2022.

Wayne was born on March 12, 1980 in Antioch, CA to Harold Wayne and Johnnie Mae (Woods) Andrews.  His parents said they knew that he was going to be a handful the moment he entered this world, because of how big he was.  Wayne was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when he was 9 years old, which helped shape him into the man he would become.

Wayne grew up in Pawhuska, and like most young boys, he enjoyed fishing with his dad and collecting baseball and football cards.  He loved watching wrestling on tv and playing with his cousins and friends.  Wayne loved wrestling so much, he got to go see The Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase, in Dewey, OK.  Ted DiBiase even paid his way in and gave him his autograph, which made him want to be a WWE wrestler.

When Wayne was in the 8th grade, he got picked on because his diabetes made him a little smaller than everyone else.  His dad told him to go to school the next day and beat the piss out of the sophomore bully.  Well, Wayne did just that! He picked up a rock and knocked the bully in the jaw with it which is how the legend, Crazy Wayne, began.  In his sophomore year, Coach Parks talked him into wrestling on the Pawhuska High School team and he loved it.  Wayne graduated in 1999 from Pawhuska High School, and went to work for Kenny Hudson at Pawhuska Tire.

Wayne me the love of his life, Tammy Ray Andrews, on June 8, 2000 at his friend Daniel Meadow’s house.  His first words to her were, “I’m going to give you a Stone Cold Stunner,” and she said, “I will knock you out cold.”  They got married on November 15, 2010 in Pawhuska, OK.

Wayne loved being a dad to his stepson, Justin Ray.  He also loved hanging out with his father-in-law, Roger Ray. The two of them were always together and Roger loved and adored Wayne like his own son.  Roger knew Wayne was always a phone call away.  Wayne was looking for a job and Roger helped him get a job working for Cody Garnett, because he knew nobody works harder than Wayne.  Although it was two years before Cody hired him, it wasn’t long before Cody made him the best hand he ever had.  Wayne and Monty Brown, his co-worker and friend, did the work to get the Ben Johnson Museum built, and it came out spectacular.

Wayne’s legacy will be his love for his family and friends, and the amazing work he did at the museum.

Wayne was preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents, his father, all uncles on his mom’s side, and numerous aunts and cousins.

Wayne is survived by his mother, Johnnie Mae Andrews (Pawhuska); his wife, Tammy Ray Andrews (Pawhuska); his father-in-law, Roger Ray (Pawhuska); his stepson, Justin Ray (Ark City, KS); and numerous other family members and friends.

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