April 15, 2024
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Judge Clarence Wayne Wolfe

1954 – 2021

Judge Clarence Wayne Wolfe, 67, passed away on August 26, 2021, in Tyler. Funeral services were Sunday, August 29, 2021, at Emory Baptist Church with Norris Blount and Rev. John Tanner officiating. Interment followed in Turner Cemetery. The visitation was held on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Emory Baptist Church. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville, Texas is in charge of arrangements. 

Who was Wayne Wolfe? Some knew him as Wayne, Waynard, Dad, PawPaw, Pastor and Judge. 

Wayne was humble, kind, and full of life. He loved his wife, kids, and grandkids; and most importantly his “Lord Jesus Christ”.

Although his full-time occupations were Judge of Rains County and Pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Emory, he was also a cattleman. Enjoying every morning feeding the cows and sitting in the stillness of the morning, praying, and talking with the Lord. 

His legacy is the life he led. Never faultering from his faith, morals, or integrity. 

If you knew Wayne, you found out quickly that he was quick witted, loved to tease people and felt blessed. 

He will be missed by his family, friends, and colleagues. But his life will shine on through all the lives he touched in 67 years of life. 

He is now in Heaven with his “Lord Jesus Christ”. 

Wayne was born February 25, 1954, to Freddie Joe Wolfe and Melba Jean Strebeck Wolfe Wright. He married Diana Kay Wolfe on October 4, 1983. 

He is survived by his wife, Diana Kay Wolfe; daughter, Amy Galay; son, Justin Wolfe; mother, Melba Jean Wright; brother, Ricky Wright and wife, Myra; sisters, Gina Money and husband, J.C., and Linda Morrow and husband, David; grandchildren, Hannah Cooper and fiancé, Rudy Weaver, Joe Galay, Stone Galay, and Willa Wolfe; great-grandchild, Gunner Weaver; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his father; step-father, John Wright; brothers, Ray Wright, Michael Wright; Roy and Dela Wolfe; and son-in-law, Jeff Galay. 

Pallbearers are Mike Willis, Rodrein Garrett, Mike Ragsdale, Jonathan Wright, Dwayne Ray and Jerry Miller. 

Honorary pallbearers are Ed Luther and Gary Mulroney.

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