Funeral service for Wayne Walling, age 80, of Emory, will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Lake Fork Baptist Church with Dr. Tracey Bartley officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Fork Cemetery. A visitation will be held an hour before the service at Lake Fork Baptist Church. Mr. Walling passed away on Friday, August 4, 2021.
Wayne Earl Walling was born July 15th, 1941 to Mr. Thomas Earl Walling and Mrs. Ruby Walling at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX. He attended Dallas Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington Technical High School in 1960. He excelled in Architectural & Mechanical Engineering.
He married Francis Green (who preceded him in death) and had 3 sons. Devrhon, Brandon and Cory Walling. He served his country in the Army in Vietnam and was honorably discharged. He went to work for American Signature as a Lithographer in the printing department. He retired from American Signature after 30 years of service.
He was very active in Lake Fork Baptist Church until he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. He looked forward to their exciting Christmas Cantata each year. He loved fishing from his boat and was an excellent golfer.
Wayne was preceded in death by both his parents. He leaves to mourn his wife, Arlene, of 25 years. His 3 sons, Devrhon, Brandon and Cory. Eight Grandchildren, Paige Lewis, Kelcy Lynn, Brianna, Ashley, Braeden, Christian, Nyla, and Jackson Walling. Three Great Grandchildren Jayden De’sean Glass, Kyle Wayne and Kenzie Michelle Lewis. His sister Evelyn Walling, Stepson Jaime Rodriguez and a host of loving cousins and friends.
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