Walter Lee “Pete” Paschal, 89, of Dumas passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel with Mr. Clyde Horton officiating. Graveside services will follow in Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N Maddox Avenue, Dumas, Texas.
Pete was born on March 31, 1929 near Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas to Andrew Jackson “AJ” Paschal and Lola Galee Lewter.
Mr. Paschal met Wanda Marie Hogan at an S. H. Kress department store and they secretly went with some friends and married on April 9, 1947 in Gainesville, Texas. After getting married, they both went back to their own homes. However, Pete’s sister, Louise, couldn’t keep a secret for long and told their parents. His dad, AJ, sent him to get Wanda and bring her back to live with them.
Pete wasn’t fond of farming, so they moved in late 1947 to Amarillo then on to Borger where Pete went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company. In early 1950, he transferred to the Phillips Ammonia Nitrate plant at Cactus, 13 miles North of Dumas. There they raised 6 kids and made many fond memories. Around 1973, they moved to Dumas where he retired from Phillips in January 1991.
Pete and Wanda also had a place at Lake Meredith in Bugbee Shores where they enjoyed skiing, fishing, and family fun. He also rebuilt airplanes, a J-3 Piper Cub and a Taylorcraft BC-12-D. He loved to fly and had some great stories to tell about flying. Pete and Wanda’s pride and joy were their grandkids.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Wanda, and a daughter, Gina Gail (Paschal) Sorrell.
Pete is survived by his sister, Louise Stewart of Houston, Texas; daughter Beth Warton and her husband Brent of Shawnee, Oklahoma, 4 sons, Allen Paschal and wife Mary of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Mike Paschal and wife Jeanette of Waco, Texas; Steven Paschal; and Bucky Paschal and wife Shelly of Canyon, Texas. Pete had 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way.
Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Dumas.