Luther N. “Junior” Wakefield Jr
1936 - 2015
Luther N. “Junior” Wakefield, Jr., 79, of Archer City passed away Monday, Sept. 7, in the Archer City Nursing Center.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at the Archer City Cemetery with Tim Ewing of Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City.
Junior was born Jan. 8, 1936, at Ft Sill, OK., to the late Luther Nelson Wakefield and Edith Jewel Singleton. He graduated in 1954 from Archer City High School and attended Midwestern University in Wichita Falls. He then worked in the oilfield. In 1957, he went into the grocery business where he worked for twenty years. He returned to the oilfield until he retired. He was a volunteer fireman in Iowa Park as well as a member of Faith Baptist Church and the Lions Club in Iowa Park. He enjoyed working, mowing and gardening.
He was married to Laverne Hanshew. She preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 1995.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Susie Wakefield in 2005; one son, Larry Wakefield in 2007; and one sister, Patsy Edith Williams in 2014.
Survivors include one son, Terry Wakefield of Iowa Park; one brother, Jerry Wakefield of Waxahachie; and one grandson.