Morris Wayne Sidler
August 28, 1960 ~ July 28, 2023
Morris Wayne Sidler was born on August 28, 1960, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the eldest son of Mary Ellen (Sidler) Whitus and Joseph Morris Sidler (deceased) in Nashville, TN. Wayne earned his wings on July 28, 2023. By his side at the time of his death were his mother Mary Ellen Whitus, his aunt, Sherry Hartman, and his younger brother, Jeff Sidler. Wayne married twice in his lifetime but found the single life more appealing. He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Wayne Sidler (41) and Clayborn Jeffrey Key (16). Clay was adopted as a toddler by Wayne’s loving cousin Tracey Key and her husband Barry Key. Wayne left behind a book that he used each day. This book was discovered upon his passing. On the first couple of pages, he wrote: "God’s Book of My Best Bible Lines and Verses. Some I have found and some I haven’t found. Some I’ll find and some I will never find because the Lord and Jesus Christ will want me to hear from their mouth directly so I can do this myself. They will not do it for me but be beside me to help me understand the Bible and my sickness. I came into this world good, then got bad. But I am going out of the world good and with God and Jesus Christ back in my soul and heart." John 3-16 Psalms 23 - the Psalms of David Psalms 59 -prayer for Gods protection Psalms 58 - the righteous are avenged Number 20-3-13 Psalms 25 Prayers seeking forgiveness Psalms 27 Strength from the Lord Psalms 24,25,26,&27 Wayne's life is a testimony to all who believe they are unreachable. At some point toward the end of his life, it's apparent Wayne believed that he too was not beyond the love of God. The scripture is clear on this, and the words written therein are for us all. The Bible tells us that God wishes for none to perish and all to be saved. (2 Peter 3:9). The Bible is also clear that only God knows the heart of a man. "You believe, therefore, that God accepts you. The Bible agrees that God knows your heart. God said to Samuel that He sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7) God saw Wayne's heart and his life was saved for eternity. “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13) "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." (Psalm 23:6) A graveside services to commemorate Wayne's life will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023, at 2PM, at Woodlawn Memorial Park on Thompson Lane. Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We proudly remain locally owned & operated.