Wallace G. Swagerty, 64, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in Abilene. His funeral service with Pastor Darvin Shipman officiating will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, April 21, 2008 at Liberty Baptist Church, 1149 E. S. 11th with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 PM on Sunday at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 HWY 277 South.
Wallace was born on February 16, 1944 in Potosi, Missouri and grew up in the DallasFt. Worth area. He has been a resident of Abilene for 15 years, working as a truck driver for Abtex Beverage and Rolys Trucking. He married Mary Herrera on July 31, 1996 and attended Liberty Baptist Church. He loved riding his Harley.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Abilene; two daughters, Tracy Esquibel of Wichita Falls and Terri Hayter of Burkburnett; two step children, Dion Wheeler and LaDale Harris both of Abilene; one sister, Debra Swagerty of Ft. Worth; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
LIVE TO RIDE; RIDE TO LIVE.
4 years have gone by so fast. We think about you everyday. I have been showing Jessica home movies with you and mom in them. She starts kindergarten in Aug. and Josh will graduate college in Dec. Josh is living in Plano this summer working for a newspaper. He got to go to Japan for a week to get a story on the clean up from the tsunomi. He is liking it I think. We love and miss you and mom everyday.
Terri HayterBurkburnett, TX
Happy Birthday Daddy, I miss you so much. I love you.
Love your baby girl
Terri HayterBurkburnett, TX
I cant believe it has been a year already. It seems like yesturday. Jessica still has red hair, she is so smart like her bubba. They are both doing so good. You would be so proud of them. We miss you. I love you. Terri
Terri Swagerty Hayter, TX
My name is Richard Williams. I am Ouallines son and Lyndas brother. Just wanted you to know that I am sad about the passing of your Daddy. I truly enjoyed every minute that I spent with Wallace, though they were few. I remember the time 1965 that your Mom and Dad were singing. I Got You Babe to each other. Their version of Sonny and Cher I can tell you that it was very entertaining and heartfelt. I could tell they were really in love.
Richard WilliamsCollege Station, TX
Wallace was a kind and sweet person to know. He was a great husband to Wanda and loving dad to Tracy and Terri.
I know that yall will miss him very much. When I lost mother, I felt that I had lost my anchor. Am sure you are feeling something like that. I am sorry you had to lose your Daddy so soon I love you girls,
Aunt OuallineCollege Station, TX
Dear Terri and Tracy,
I am so sorry to hear about Wallace. When we were kids, I loved visitng you guys. Both Wanda and Wallace were such fun, freespirited people and of course Sonya and I loved playing with you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I sure hope to see you again someday.
Love, Lynda Gayl
Lynda GaylHouston, TX
This is Natalie Lyndas Daughter.
Wanted to let you all know that you are in my heart and prayers
Natalie McGavockHouston, TX
Wallace, Wanda, Bennie, I enjoyed one another in Ft. WorthAzle back in the 1960s. We stayed in touch through Wanda and then that sad day came in 1991 when she died. I did see Wallace once after that he hand delivered letters from Wanda to me.Have enjoyed knowing family news through Terri. Tracy, I love you too I am so sad, I REALLY loved Wallace and always thought of him as my family. Stay in touch.
I love you both,
Cousin Lynda 936.447.3376
Pepaw, you were the best grandpa any grandaughter could have. You took me to so many places, Colorado, Motercycle runs, fishing, Eagles nest and the list goes on. I love you so much and I will never forget you. Tell Memaw and Amanda we all love them and miss them dearly. Im so glad you and Memaw are finally with each other again, she has waited so long for you. Love you always.
Ashley GarciaWichita Falls, TX
Wallace, thank you for being a great Uncle and taking such good care of your Sister Deborah during this diffucult time and throughout her life. It is an honor to have you as part of the family. I enjoyed the long talk and catching up we did in Denver.
Danny ElamFort Worth, TX
I love you so much. I know we didnt see each other very often these past few years, I thought of you every day. I know you are at a better place now and with my mother and your granddaughter. They were happy to see you. You will be there with them for eternity. I know I will see you again some day. Till we meet again, you will always be in my heart. I love you and miss you every day.
Terri HayterBurkburnett, TX
I will miss you Uncle Wallace......it has been awhile since I have gotten to see you but I have the best memories. Love you always.
Erin GeorgeMuskogee, OK
We have not been around him very much, but Terri is our granddaughter in law, and we love her. We saw Wallace in May at Joshs high school graduation last. We know he will be missed by his family and all who knew him. May God bless all.
Frances Harold CopelandOlney, TX
You will be truly missed I remember the good ole days, as a kid, when all of us spent a lot of time together at your house and on vacations. Thank you for being a dear friend to my mom and dad who loved you a lot.
Sherry Kinsey OBannonMustang, OK
this is my dad who i will miss very much. we were a very close family when we all lived in wichita falls. his first wife, my mom, wanda passed away on feb 11 of 1991. so it is a typo that mary and dad were married in 1990. he has two daughters: metracy, and terri, three grandkids: ashley, josh and jessica, one desceased granddaughter amanda, three great grand children: christian, jessica, and isaiah, we are very thankfull and blessed that he spent his last few days with us. he was here to see the youngest greatgrand baby be born this past sunday. went back to abiline on mon. and we got the sad news wed. he will be missed very much by his family here at his home in wichita falls tx.......love you dad..it was a great talk we had monday night.
tracy esquibel swagertywichita falls, TX
You were so loved by all of us We will miss you more than words can say. Eddie was blessed to have you as a friend from school days and I have been blessed since the day he introduced you to me when we were first married over 45 years ago. Our families were so close knit you all seem more like family than friends. We know how PROUD you were of your daughters and your grandchildren and we always loved hearing you talk about them
Rest in peace our dear friend. We will see you again one day in a far better place.
Judy OBannonMustang, OK