Faylon Ray Persinger was born on September 7, 1940, near Scandia, Kansas, the son of Wesley & Evelyn (Mahan) Persinger. He passed away in Belleville on April 26, 2023, at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 19 days.
Faylon attended Scandia Public Schools. He then worked for the Republic County Highway Department for 34 years before his retirement.
Faylon liked to be outside, doing stuff like mowing, planting flowers, going for car rides, trips to Rocky Pond, BBQs with family, and going racing and helping out under the grandstands during the fair. He liked his good old western shows and he sure did like his good old train ride that his family took him on in Abilene, Kansas. He had a great surprise when he arrived at Enterprise, Kansas, when the conductor came up to Faylon when he got off at the stop, and asked him if he would like to ride in the front with them on the way back to Abilene. The smile on his face was priceless, as that was one of his wishes after he was diagnosed with cancer, and his family made sure to make his wish come true. He sure wasn't a stranger to anyone because he was the nicest guy out there and would do anything for anyone.
He was united in marriage to Sheila Carlton on October 17, 1975.
Faylon is preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Persinger and Evelyn Hanel, brothers Lynn Persinger, Wesley “Corky” Persinger, sister Shirley Diane Howe, and infant son Gary Persinger.
He is survived by his wife Sheila, daughter Sondra Comstock and her husband Patrick, son Michael Persinger, daughter Wanda Reutzel, daughter Victoria Lewis and son Mark Persinger. Faylon is also survived by his grandchildren; Lakisha Toohey (Christopher) and their son Logan; Gunner Comstock (Charity) and their children Jordan and Grayson; Morgan Alexander (Dalton); Shelby Reutzel (Rhami) and their children Jaxon, Kyson, Hudson, and River; Bridget Reutzel and her son Azeriah; Austin Reutzel; Kristopher Lewis; Michelle Persinger; Alan Persinger (Dawnelle) and their daughter Keegan. He is also survived by his brothers Arlis Gene Persinger (Willeta), Larry Persinger, and his sister Lyndal Frybarger (Don), nieces, nephews, and many friends.
The Persinger family would like to express their appreciation and thanks to the staff of Meadowlark Hospice for the wonderful care they provide to Faylon and the family.
A celebration of Faylon’s life will be held on Saturday, July 22nd, 2023, at 12:00 p.m., at the 4-H Building in Belleville, with a potluck with family and friends.
Memorials are requested to Meadowlark Hospice, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home is assisting Faylon’s family with these arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com