Walter Paul Wolfram, Sr.


Walter Paul Wolfram, Sr.
Walter Paul Wolfram, Sr.

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

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12 Replies to “Walter Paul Wolfram, Sr.”

  1. Walter was very kind to me throughout his life and I love him for all he did for me – I will never forget and will always miss him. He and my father, Ted Abrahamson, met in Amarillo in 1943 and instantly became friends lasting more than 70 years; they were “dear, dear friends” as Walter told me at the time of my dad’s passing, and as both proudly claimed; they worked several legal cases together when Walter needed an seasoned engineer expert. Walter knew me beginning at my time of birth and when asked about me would say with a big grin “Oh yes, I know him; I used to change his diapers.” Walter was the kind of person who was always there when needed. My dad’s and my association grew over more than 40 years with he and his son Eric Wolfram through Troop 80 Boy Scouts. Walter and I also worked several legal cases together, he taught me many lessons about expert witness work and we always made a good team. Enough high acclaim cannot be said about Walter’s intelligence in the legal field and his relentless, honest pursuit of the truth in all matters – especially his Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) work he practiced and for which he was widely known. I pray our Lord blesses and comforts Walter’s family now and always. Rest in Peace my good friend and mentor – you earned it!

  2. I’ll miss him dearly he was an inspiration to a lot of boys in Boy scouts. He had a witty personality. It was an honor to speak to him personally. Now he’s looking down among us to continue where is has let off. May the good Lord be with him and his family in heaven. R.I.P Walter.

  3. I can’t begin to tell or remember the stories Walter shared with me but Christ was always there in everyone of them. god Bless you Walter and all your family.
    Danny Jackson

  4. I first met Walter and Eric through Boy Scout Troop 80 in the mid-1980s. After I grew up and moved away, they kept in touch through my parents and whenever I got the chance to get back to Amarillo, I tried to stop by and see them. Eric and the family are in my thoughts, and I wish them peace through this difficult time.

  5. I have so many wonderful memories of Walter and the family. When Don died, Walter said he could just see him running around Heaven saying, “it’s real, it’s real!” Now they can run around Heaven together! God bless your family with His consolation.

  6. My deepest sympathies. Walter was a good lawyer and was always so kind to me, even when I was an inexperienced attorney.
    My prayers are with the family,
    Vicki Wilmarth

  7. I am truly sorry for the family’s loss of Walter’s amazing Earthly presence. I met Walter 30ish years ago when he was doing legal work for what was then my boss. I was young and perhaps obnoxiously eager not just to get the job done, but to understand the how and why of every nugget of legal advice. That led to what amounted to a master class on the DTPA, including sharing with me his own writings on the subject. I was not an attorney, nor was I particularly well educated, but he treated my curiosity as though I was both. His kindness and generosity surely changed the course of my life. Heaven gained a beautiful soul.

  8. He treated me extremely well with patience for my ignorance of law. As a TV newsman, I often called him to explain the law and what a wonderful experience. I shall always remember him and I know he is enjoying a heavenly experience. — Larry Todd

  9. Wolfram family,
    I’m so very sorry about the loss of your kind daddy. I grew up w all of y’all @ Temple Baptist Church. I’m praying for you all.
    Barbara Oliver Wise

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