Willis Boyd Walpole

Willis Boyd Walpole, 78, of Mexia passed away Aug. 14, 2013 in Mineola.

Visitation with the family will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Bill Wright Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.

Boyd was born Feb. 19, 1935 in Tehuacana, to Jetson Harold and Esma Cora Harrison Walpole. He worked for many years as an insurance salesman and maintenance supervisor for Southern Traditions Furniture Company.

Boyd’s favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed fishing; he and son, Ty John, took advantage of every opportunity to get away on fishing trips. Boyd was a man with a big heart, always giving to many charities and willing to help anyone. He had a friendly, outgoing personality and never met a stranger. Boyd’s love for God was also evident in the way his lived his life. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his three children, Lisa Lynn, Becky Ann and Ty John Walpole; brothers, Charles Douglas and John Doyle; sisters, Nancy Joann, Mary Dee and Jacqueline Sue.

Boyd is survived by his daughter-in-law, Terry Walpole; grandchildren, Raina Nicole Reeder and husband, Cameron and Mandi Lynn Stovall and husband, Jason; great-grandchildren, Chace Reeder and Cade Stovall; brothers, James Richard and Jetson Harold Jr.; sisters, Martha Jean, Janie Louise and Jerry Jeanine; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Williford, Jason Stovall, Earl J. Herman, Wayne Bishop, J. E. Harrison and Bubba Walpole. Honorary pallbearers are Kent Yelverton, Mike Phillips, Roger Miller, Ron DeMosch, Ronnie Burrows and Roger Lyons Jr.

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