Clarence Wayne Wolfe
2/25/1954 - 8/26/2021
Judge Clarence Wayne Wolfe, 67, passed away on August 26,
2021, in Tyler. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 29, 2021, at Emory
Baptist Church with Rev. Norris Blount and Rev. John Tanner officiating.
Interment will be in Turner Cemetery. Visitation will be 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
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,
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; grandparents, Joe and Fannie Strebeck; 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.