Joseph Wayne Staples, age 55, of Battletown, KY passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 in Pikeville, KY.

Wayne was born January 30, 1965 in Louisville, KY to the late Joseph Darrell and Alice Marie Morgan Staples.

Wayne was a heavy equipment operator for Hall Contracting for 28 years. He enjoyed going on mule rides with his friends and was a bee keeper. He also loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his children: daughter, Megan (Robbye) Wheeler of Brandenburg, son, Josh (fiancé Angela) Staples of Louisville, son, Matt (fiancé Bre) Staples of Payneville; like a son, close cousin, Shane (Lindsay) Staples of Payneville; grandchildren: Cash and Kolt Wheeler and a granddaughter on the way; sister, Lori Hammond of Payneville; nephew, Nick Hammond; and two great-nieces, Autumn and Carly Hammond.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg with burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Payneville, KY.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 1:00 – 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM Friday at the funeral home.

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