Walter Paul Wolfram, Sr., born August 5, 1932, in Amarillo, Texas, went to spend eternity with his Lord Jesus on Wednesday night, September 1, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of almost 67 years, Nora Belle Neal Wolfram. He is survived by their six children Walter, Jr., Eric, Kathy, Genny, Carol Lynn, and Nora and their spouses, 12 grandchildren (plus two who are greeting him in heaven already) and their spouses, 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. He never lost his wonder at how blessed he was to have Nora Belle at his side and to have the family that he had. He loved and cherished his many friends and relatives, near and far.
The memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., September 11, 2021, at the main sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Walter’s honor to the Nora Neal Wolfram Scholarship Fund in Amarillo, Texas, care of Amarillo Area Foundation.
Walter was a courageous and fierce advocate for justice. He was a licensed Texas lawyer for more than sixty-five years and tried more than three hundred jury trials. He worked to integrate public schools in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona and was instrumental in the fight for the passage of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment in 1972. Of more import, he was bus minister at Hillcrest Baptist Church in the early ’70s, busing in weekly up to 250 children to hear the good news of Jesus. During the middle ’80s, he and his wife Nora served as Sunday School Department Directors for more than 80 adults at San Jacinto Baptist Church. He continued to share Jesus with others until his death. Though Walter has now gone on before us, his testimony for Christ will remain.
“Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” Revelation 2:10b
To view the service on live stream, please use this link: www.firstamarillo.org/private