Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Military rites are provided by DAV Chapter 26. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Wallie was born June 19, 1931, in Hereford to Pearl and Norbon Walser Cayton. He graduated from Spearman High School in 1949 and then attended Frank Phillips College where he played basketball. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in History from Hardin Simmons.
Wallie served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1958 at Scott Air Force Base where he played basketball, and ran and lived in the gym.
He met Jane Johnson in the fall of 1959 and they were married March 10, 1960.
For 37 years, Wallie taught school. He taught in Wylie, Texas and at Travis Jr. High and Palo Duro High School in Amarillo.
Wallie loved playing golf and cards with his many friends and daughter. He loved every moment and remembered every shot.
The family is thankful for Johnnie Kenneybrew who was his wonderful caregiver and friend.
Wallie loved God, his family and friends and life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Melanie; a brother, James; and two sisters, Martha Haden and Mary Jane DeArmond.
Survivors include his wife, Jane; two daughters, Kelley and Melodie SoRelle; a granddaughter, Ashley; three great-granddaughters, Taya, Maya and Kylie; and two special nephews and their families, Billy Haden and wife Lynn and Jimmy Haden and wife Kym.
There will be a reception at Saint Stephen United Methodist Church, 4600 S. Western, Amarillo, TX 79109, after the memorial service for those who would like to join the family to celebrate Wallie’s life.