Father and son, David and Austin Wadley, both of Jackson, died over the weekend from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

James David Wadley, 52, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, and Austin Kyle Wadley, 23, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

David was born July 29, 1964, in Cairo, Illinois, to Priscilla (Caywood) and James M. “Mike” Wadley.  He was a 1982 graduate of Jackson High School and earned an associate degree from Linn State Technical College in Linn, Missouri.  He and Rhonda Heuring were married July 20, 1991, at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau.  Four children were born to their union, Austin, Trey, Caleb, and Eliza.

David was a 30-year employee of P & G, currently working as a maintenance planner.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and motorcycles.

David’s survivors include his wife of 25 years, Rhonda Wadley of Jackson; and children, Trey, Caleb, Eliza, all of the home, and Austin, who passed the next day; his mother, Priscilla (Paul) Dowdy of Jackson; three siblings, Doug (Ursulla) Wadley, Darin (Beth) Wadley, and Debbie (Gabe) Martinez all of Cape Girardeau; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Jane Heuring of Cape Girardeau; brother-in-law, Rob (Becky) Heuring of Anna, Illinois; sister-in-law, Dana (Tom) Bray of Hernando, Mississippi and many nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his father, Mike Wadley.

Austin was born November 19, 1992, in Cape Girardeau, to David and Rhonda Heuring Wadley.  He was a 2011 graduate of Jackson High School.  He was an 18-month employee of P & G, currently working as a line technician.  Like his father, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and motorcycles.

Austin’s survivors include his mother, Rhonda Wadley of Jackson; three siblings, Trey, Caleb, and Eliza, all of the home; paternal grandmother, Priscilla (Paul) Dowdy of Jackson; maternal grandparents, Paul and Jane Heuring of Cape Girardeau; his girlfriend, Heather Wilke of Jackson; paternal uncles, Doug (Ursulla) Wadley, Darin (Beth) Wadley both of Cape Girardeau; paternal aunt, Debbie (Gabe) Martinez of Cape Girardeau; maternal uncle, Rob (Becky) Heuring of Anna, Illinois; maternal aunt, Dana (Tom) Bray of Hernando, Mississippi and many cousins.

Austin was preceded in death by his father, James David Wadley; and paternal grandfather, Mike Wadley.

Visitation for both decedents will be Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday, September 30, 2016, from 1 p.m. to service time, at Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.

A joint funeral service will be held Friday, September 30, 2016,  at 2 p.m. at the church, with the Revs. Mark Anderson and Phil Roop officiating.  Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Jackson R2 School Foundation.

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  1. Tom Cook

    I am at a loss at what to say. I am so sorry for your family’s loss . May God shine many blessings on you in your time of need. God Bless!

  2. LaDonna Oliver

    I am so sorry to hear about Dave and Austin. My late husband Al Oliver and I worked with your husband and Dave; they both were super people and we enjoyed working with them. May God wrap his arms around you and your family and give you all the comfort and support you need during this very difficult time. God bless all of you.

  3. Sharron Friese Werner

    David was a great guy who will be missed I am sorry for your loss your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  4. Priscilla and Family:
    Words are hardly adequate to express our sympathy. May God’s promises give you comfort.
    Your Friends,
    Roy and Jane Boren

  5. Don Reischman

    Rhonda & family, although I never had the privilege of working directly with Dave or Austin, I knew them well enough to know the kind of men they were,,, well-liked, good men! They will be sorely missed by all. I pray that The Good Lord will give you strength and peace through this very difficult time. God Bless you all!

  6. John Jusits

    Debbie and I are shocked and saddened by this awful event. Having worked with Dave for some time, I grew to know him as a terrific guy, dedicated to his work and his family, as well. I did not know Austin, but I am sure about the kind of young man he was. We send along our most sincere condolences to Rhonda and the family, and we will offer prayers for them.
    With Love,
    John and Debbie Jusits

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