REED CITY — Russell W. Wayne Jr., 31, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Macomb.

He was born on March 7, 1981, in Reed City, to Russell and Pamela Wayne, of Hersey, and was a 1999 graduate of Reed City High School. On June 2, 2007, he was married to Katie Hardt who survives. Russell and Katie have two boys, Benjamin, 4, and Bradley, 6 months.

Russell graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology in 2004 and later with a Masters in Business Administration in 2008. He was employed at General Dynamics in Sterling Heights.

Russell enjoyed spending time with his family and took great pleasure in hunting. He was an avid fan of all Michigan sports, especially the Detroit Lions.

He survived by his wife, Katie, and his children Benjamin and Bradley; his parents, Russell and Pamela Wayne; grandmothers, Linda Tatar and Bernetta Wayne, both of Hersey; brother, Jason (Chastity), of Hersey; sisters, Jessica and Michelle (Jeff), of Hersey; nephews, Clayton and Preston; and niece, Madilynne, all of Hersey; and in-laws Barry and Susan Allen, of Reed City.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joseph Tatar and Donald Wayne.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City with Rev. Michael Holman officiating. Burial will be at Hersey Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benjamin and Bradley Wayne Fund and envelopes will be available during visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the funeral home. An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered at www.pruittlivingston.com.