Donald Dwane Wharton went to be with his Lord on Jan. 8, 2021, with complications of COVID-19.
He was 86 years old, born April 16, 1934, in Quanah, Texas, to John Franklin (a Baptist minister) and Winnie (Hunter) Wharton. He was the oldest of five children. He went to school in Ellis County all of his school years except for grades 1 and 2.
He was married to Shirley Buchanan and they had three children, Michael, Jimmy and Pamela.
Donald accepted Jesus Christ at an early age. He always lived an honest, loving and giving life and had a great sense of humor, always smiling, laughing, singing and telling old stories. He worked mostly in Ellis County for various businesses. He was an artist and loved to create.
He is preceded in death by his brother Verlin Neal; father and mother; and wife of 57 years, Shirley.
He is survived by his wife of 7-plus years, Nettie McHone; sisters, Comellia Joy Teague and husband Sonny, Barbara Ramsey and husband Billy, and Elena Taylor; two sons, Michael and wife Brenda, and Jimmy and wife Melanie; daughter, Pamela Wharton; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; four step-children and their spouses; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and lots of friends.
Donald and Nettie attend Farley Street Baptist Church, Rev. Richard Smith will conduct the funeral service.
Viewing will be at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, 1826 W. Hwy. 287 Business, from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15.
Graveside service will be at Sardis Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.
Donald was well loved and will be missed by all…
Posted online on January 14, 2021