Don Warren Wharton
Don Warren Wharton, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to everyone he met passed away on January 10, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.
Don was born on November 18, 1939 to Jefferson and Martha Lou Wharton in Paris, Texas. Don and his sister, Katie grew up in McKinney, Texas. During High School, Don excelled at football. #83 would become the last 4-year letter in school history, earning All-State honors as a defensive lineman and tight-end and the nickname ” The Magic Toe” for his game-winning field goal heroics. After graduating from Boyd High School in 1956, he went on to Texas Christian University and later joined the United States Army in October of 1961 where he served as Medical Specialist stationed in Germany earning commendations as an Expert Rifleman. After returning from active duty, he served in the United States Army Reserve until 1967. In 1964, he returned home, and he went to work in sales for Omsted-Kirk Paper Company in Dallas where he met his future bride, Paula, and they wed on June 11, 1966. Don and Paula were married for 55 years until his passing. Don and Paula raised two children, Jeff and Joe. Don had a life-long love of nature and the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and storyteller. He was dedicated to and had a deep love of his family and his many friends. He loved singing, cooking, and following his son’s (Joe) baseball career as a player and coach. After retiring, Don spent his time as an involved grandfather, attending every school sporting event and teaching his six grandchildren the fine art of obnoxiousness. His love for competitive sports continued throughout his life whether he was rooting for the Rangers and Cowboys or watching countless backyard basketball and wiffleball games amongst his children and grandchildren.
Don was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Farmers Branch, Texas. He is predeceased by his parents, Jefferson Randle Wharton and Martha Lou Wharton (Denton/Simon), step-father, Bob Simon. He is survived by his wife, Paula Jane Wharton (Johnnie); his sister, Katie Price (Wharton); his step-sister, Nancy Dodson (Simon); his two children and their spouses, Jefferson Jennings Wharton and Flora Alba Wharton (Tapia), and Joseph Randle Wharton and Monica Michelle Wharton (Cornett); and his grandchildren, Jacob and his wife, Christina, Gabrielle, Samuel, Meaghan, Jackson and Macyn.
A memorial service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church of Farmers Branch on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 1:00pm with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Don Wharton’s name to Christ United Methodist Church of Farmers Branch at: https://pushpay.com/g/christ4u
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family via email at: email@example.com
It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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