He was born July 29, 1961, in Richmond, Mo.
From the age of 17, he was raised by Robert and Judi Larkin.
Dwayne first married Susan White in January of 1980. They were later divorced.
He later married Lori Cambers on March 25, 1995, at Fort Scott.
He worked as a mechanic for John Deere and later worked for construction, wrecker and painting services.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Lori, of the home; his children, Rachel Thurston, Marsha Clark and husband, Michael, and Alicia Craig, all of Fort Scott, Joseph Fulk and friend, Kimberly Leon and Sarah Coatney and husband, Kenny, all of Independence, Kan.
Also surviving are his foster parents, Robert Larkin of Fort Scott and Judi Larkin of Las Vegas, Nevada; two foster sisters, Lisa Larkin and husband, Michael Antony, Las Vegas, Nev., and Laura Peterson and husband, Frank, Erie, Kan.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Phyllis Cambers, Mapleton, Kan.; and six grandchildren, Jordan Thurston, Madison Thurston, Ryann Thurston, Jayden Clark, Lucas Clark and Bryson Fulk.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lauren Thurston and his grandparents, Lillian Craig, Bertha Baucom and William F. and Alma Larkin.
Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Barnesville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Fort Scott Elks Lodge and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.