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Gregory Haynie

November 25, 1963 — June 9, 2013

G regory Alan Haynie, 49, was born November 25, 1963 in Wichita the son of Charles Dorsey Haynie and Linda Joy Liby.  His family moved to Junction City in 1972.  Greg graduated from Junction City High School in 1982.  He attended York College in York, Nebraska and received his Associate of Science Degree in May 1984.  He then transferred to Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma where he received his Bachelors of Science in Mortuary Arts in 1986.

Greg was married to Kate Fisher, August 3, 1985 at Sabetha.  They lived in Edmond, Oklahoma until June 1986.  In June 1986 Greg and Kate moved to Sabetha where he began employment with Popkess Mortuary.  The couple moved to Seneca in October 1986 and Greg began management of Thornburg-Popkess Funeral Home in Seneca, Hayes-Popkess Funeral Home in Centralia, and Landreth-Popkess Funeral Home in Axtell.

Greg had been a member of the Seneca Jaycees and had served on the STEP Foundation and Seneca Housing Authority boards.  He had been a Cub Scout leader with Pack 71 and helped direct Cub Scout Day Camp in Seneca.  He also served on the board for Camp Ia-Ne-Ka-Mo Christian Camp.  Greg was a member of the Seneca Volunteer Fire Department and retired after 20 years in 2011.  He had served as the department secretary, second lieutenant and lieutenant of truck two while on the fire department.

Greg and Kate started Picture This framing business in their home in 1989; it has changed hands several times over the years.

Greg was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and he and his family were members of the congregation in Marysville.

Greg is survived by his wife, Kate, son Sam, and daughter Ellie, all of the home.  He is also survived by his parents, Charly and Linda, Wichita; brothers, Steve, Sabetha, Elda, Craig, Missouri, and Eric, Wellington; a sister, Tina Frazier, Portland, Indiana; six nephews and two nieces; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Daniel.

Funeral service will be Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the NorthRidge Church in Sabetha.  Clark Morris will preside and Jason Baker will lead congregational singing.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Popkess Memorial Chapel in Seneca.  Casket bearers will be Tom Young, Dirk Colgrove, Mark Heiman, Hunter Haynie, Mark Wessel, Matt Popkess and Phillipe Manning.  Honorary casket bearers are Seneca Volunteer Firemen.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Seneca Fire Department, Coins for a Cause, Camp Ia-Ne-Ka-Mo, or the Greg Haynie Memorial Fund.  Greg will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held in Root Cemetery at a later date.


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