Wayne Andrew Sorrell, 75 of St. Cloud, Florida passed away peacefully on Monday, June 3, 2019. Wayne was born in Youngstown, Ohio the son of Harry B. and Millie Sorrell. He moved to Florida in 1953 from Ohio. Wayne was a retired Commander at Kissimmee Police Department, Past Director of the Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola, life member and Past Exalted Ruler of Kissimmee Elks Lodge # 1873, and Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of the Central Florida District, Past State Chair of Drug Awareness, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose # 2056, Kissimmee, Florida, Fraternal Order of the Eagles Arie # 4048, Orange Blossom Lodge # 80 F & AM all of Kissimmee, , Scottish Rite Bodies, and Bahia Shrine Temple both of Orlando, Florida. Wayne received his Bachelor of Science Degree at Valencia College and his Master’s Degree from Rollins College in Criminal Justice. He received numerous certificates from organizations and businesses throughout Osceola County. He was Patrol Officer of the year, Florida School related Employee of the year nominee for the School District, he received the Retired Commander of the quarter from the Kissimmee Police Department, and numerous certificates for extended education classes. Education was very important to Wayne and he encouraged not only his son, his daughter and his grandsons to achieve the highest education they could and follow their dreams, but also many people he came in contact with along his professional and personal life.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife Saundra Jo Sorrell of St. Cloud, Florida; his son: Wayne Andrew Sorrell II of Winter Park, Florida; his daughter: Amy Sorrell Rousch (Bob) of Kissimmee, Florida; three grandchildren: William Rousch, Reid Sorrell and Ridley Sorrell. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents: Harry B. and Millie Sorrell and his brothers and sisters: James, Corkey, Donald, Agnes, Dorothy, and Alma.
Wayne’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home. A Service to Celebrate the Life of Wayne Andrew Sorrell will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Neptune Road Baptist Church, 1620 Neptune Road, Kissimmee, Florida 34744 with Reverend Dr. Bob Reaves officiating. Interment will follow at Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery in Kissimmee. An Elk’s Memorial Service will follow the burial at the Kissimmee Elks Lodge, 1655 Kings Highway, Kissimmee, Florida 34744. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center, 715 Douglas Ave, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714.
The Sorrell family is being cared for by: CONRAD & THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34741; 407-847-3188.