Hayden Willhite

Hayden Willhite, 81, of Vega, TX passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega with Dee Slocum officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega.

Hayden was born on January 10, 1938. He is a veteran and is a member of Adrian Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda, of the home; Imogene Galbraith, of Vega; Martin and Linda Willhite, of Amarillo; Bob and Theda Barclay, of Crowley, TX; and several nieces and nephews and many close friends.

Hayden’s viewing will be from 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at The First Baptist Church in Adrian.

Memorials should be made to Adrian Baptist Church or the BSA Hospice of the Southwest of Amarillo.

17 Replies to “Hayden Willhite”

  1. I pray that the many happy memories of Hayden’s life with you will, with time, overcome the sadness and pain that have accompanied you since your loss. I particularly remember him and my deceased Husband Jim Jester being housemates in El Paso, TX while both were working at Irvin High School. He worked tirelessly and was a good friend to all. Even after my husband passed Hayden continued to call me and talk about Jim and Hayden’s life together and that always brought me pleasure. Please be assured of my prayers during this time of grief in losing Hayden. Barbara Jester, friend

  2. I knew Hayden through his endless support of the kids at Boys Ranch. His smile, sharp wit, and sincere care for each of the kids was a bright light. My husband was a graduate of Boys Ranch High School, and for 20+ years after he graduated, Hayden continued to mentor, and reach out every chance he could get. He was a champion for many. I am thankful for the opportunity to have known him.

  3. Brenda:
    May you be lifted up by the friends and fellow employees. We appreciated Hayden’s support of Boys Ranch. He was diligent
    in his job and friendship to many of us. May God’ s grace comfort
    you as it has for me since Lamont passed.

    Frances Waldrip

  4. Hayden will be missed by many. It was a pleasure getting to know him while he was Superintendent of Boys Ranch ISD. He and Brenda were always present to support the Roughriders. Sorry that Barbara and I cannot attend the service.

  5. Hayden was one of my best friends. He was like a father to me. We shared may great times together. I will miss him dearly. God needed you more. Good my old friend until we meet again. Brenda thanks for sharing him with me. I pray for Gods hand on your heart.
    Love Jay

  6. Hayden was the most positive person of anyone I ever met. He had a bright smile, and an endless sense of humor. He was a great and remarkable community leader. He supported the youth of Vega, and Boys Ranch, and reached out to help everyone. I will miss his stories, his wisdom, and his presence. He will be greatly missed.

  7. Brenda I am so sorry to learn about Hayden’s passing. He was such a caring person, I liked hearing his stories. Prayers for you and your family.

  8. May God comfort your family in this time of remembrance. He is a great, loving, honest man of God. Love he got to share a piece of his life with me as I was growing through my teen years.
    Big Chuck Hawkins

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I always thought so much of him and you as well Brenda. I will keep you in my prayers.

  10. I loved my funny little Hayden and his silly jokes! My deepest condolences go out to Brenda and his entire family. Prayers going up and over each of you during this trying time!

  11. Hayden was a true friend and gentleman. So sorry to hear about his passing. He was the best superintendent a school could ever have. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  12. It breaks my heart to hear about the passing of Hayden. What a gem he was to everyone that knew him as well as to the community. Praying for Brenda and family during this difficult time.

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