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Dee Wafford

Dee WaffordFuneral services for Wesley David (Dee) Wafford, age 83 of Mount Vernon, Tex., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Lake Chapel House of Prayer, with Gerald Hood officiating.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Wafford, Nathan Wafford, Jonathan Wafford, Landon Wafford, Carson Wafford, and Bradon Wafford. Honorary Pallbearers are Shaun Suttles and Travis Lake. The Wafford family encourages social distancing at the services. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Mount Vernon City Cemetery.
Mr. Wafford was born on Sept. 29, 1936, in Mount Vernon, to Oscar David Wafford and Janie Owens Wafford. He married Lilly Faye Woods on Dec. 20, 1957.
He worked in the oil field for 10 years and at Dorchester Refinery for 17 years. He operated a dairy farm for 16 years. Dee owned and operated Mt. Vernon Tire shop with his family for 20 years.
He died on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gary Wafford; and sisters, Pat Kelly, and Dot Byrd.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lilly Wafford; sons and their wives, Mike and Patti Wafford of Mount Vernon; Steve and Connie Wafford of Mount Vernon; Randy and Amy Wafford of Mount Vernon; a brother, Bo Wafford of Mount Vernon; a sister, Wanda Inman of Garland, Tex.; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.