Wayne Betterton

June 29, 1935 - May 14, 2014

Wayne Betterton, age 78, of McKinney, Texas, passed away May 14, 2014.  He was born on June 29, 1935, in Winningkoff Community, Texas to William Lawrence and Bonnie Bird (Calton) Betterton. On February 5, 1955, Wayne married Jacqueline York (who preceded him in death) in Bonham, Texas; he later married Lois Head on June 18, 2011 in Fairview, Texas. Wayne owned and operated a construction company, as well as Wayne’s Cars in McKinney, Texas. He was a member and song leader at First Baptist Church of Branch and an M.C. for the Gospel Program at Wanda’s Music Shop.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Betterton of McKinney; daughters, Jill Caldwell and husband Bobby of Winnsboro, Texas, Darla Moss and husband Alan, also of Winnsboro; son, David Betterton and wife Tammy of Melissa, Texas; grandchildren, Kary Caldwell and wife Laura of Pottsboro, Texas, Kara Prater and husband Mark of Princeton, Texas, Chris Moss and wife Rachael of Winnsboro, Texas, Michele Ledkins and husband Jacob of Mineola, Texas, Kyle Betterton and wife Erika of Arlington, Texas, Brandon Betterton and wife Kim of Greenville, Texas, Lyndsey Howard of Honey Grove, Texas; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, William Lawrence and Bonnie Bird Betterton; first wife, Jackie Betterton; and son, Mark Betterton.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 18, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Branch, 7011 FM 546, Princeton, Texas. Interment will follow at Wilson Chapel Cemetery, in Lowry’s Crossing, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation being held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Saturday evening, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

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We very sorry for your loss. He will be sorely missed. He was a dear friend for fifthly years. May the Holy spirit surround his complete family and bring them peace. With Love Bro. Mike & Janice Beasley Bro. Mike Beasley, May 18, 2014 Dear Family: So sorry to hear about Wayne. He was such a great man and role model. He will be missed. Helen Lawson, May 18, 2014 We send our condolences to Waynes family and loved ones. He was a great man that we came to know and love. Jerry and Susan Mcbride, May 18, 2014 To the Betterton Family: Wsyne was a great man who's humor, laughter and inspiration will be missed. I enjoyed the fellowship with him but know he's singing with the angels and quite possibly leading the choir. He was a dear friend who will be missed greatly. Terry Tidwell, May 17, 2014 I knew Wayne for such a short time while he was married to Lois. He left an impression on me. He was good, kind and a loving person to all he met. I know how happy he made my friend Lois. Their time together was short but sweet. Wayne now knows how Great Thou Art! We look forward to the same journey at the end of our time on this earth. Sing with the angels Wayne for the circle will not be broken. Prayers for comfort and strength for your family in the days ahead of them without you here. Sandra Templin, May 17, 2014 Wayne was a kind and good and honest man and to know him was to love him. He made this world a better place! We will miss him. Bob & Liz Quinten, May 17, 2014 Jill, Bobby, & family, we are so very sorry for the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you all. Linda & Mike Overton, May 17, 2014 Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to the entire Betterton family! Psalm 23:6 Faron & Bryan Barrett, Michelle Stephens & Paulla Mabry ., May 16, 2014 Betterton family, May the constant love of caring friends and family soften your sadness. May cherished memories bring you moments of comfort. May lasting peace surround your grieving hearts! Wayne was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed!!!! Jimmy & Michelle Stephens, May 16, 2014 Jill & family, We are so sorry about the loss of your Dad. Our prayers are with you, Tom & Anita Cothran, May 16, 2014 My dearest cousin,the last words I said to you.were we all aspire to be as good as you.this was so true in all you done.you were a true lead by example kind of person. You will be missed by me and many.love to all at this sad time for the ones left behind. For I know you are rejoicing with our father. God bless the children Carla May Chandler, May 15, 2014 We were so saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. He was always such a kind person to everyone. I will miss the visits to see "my car buddy". Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lois and the family. Jimmy Lee & Shirley Vaughan, May 15, 2014 I was shocked to hear this. Praying for the family. I really liked him. Gary Smith, May 15, 2014 Wayne was a very friendly, caring, and godly man. He will be missed and it was a pleasure to have known him. LAURIE BLAGBURN, May 15, 2014 I will miss you Buddy. You gave me hope when I needed hope. You gave me encouragement when I needed it most. You were the best example of the man I need to be. Glenn Butler, May 15, 2014 Wayne was such a sweet man, always smiling. Praying for all his precious family. Jack and Denice Burnside Webb, May 15, 2014 Dear Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Wayne. He was such a good man, and he loved each and every one of you with all of his heart! He will be missed, but he is rejoicing in Heaven with those loved ones that have gone on before him. May God wrap HIS comfort blanket around each of you and give you peace and comfort. I love you. Pinkie Biggs Benton, May 15, 2014