Wayne Edward Montgomery
Wayne Edward Montgomery
  • February 23, 1931 - February 21, 2017
  • Mesquite, Texas

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Wayne Edward Montgomery was born February 23, 1931, in Indianapolis, IN. He passed away on February 21, 2017 in Dallas County, TX.

Wayne graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1949. He attended Henderson County Junior College on a Football Scholarship. He was a Dallas Firefighter for many years, stationed at 34, and retired from Station 51. Before becoming a Firefighter, Wayne was a land surveyor. In addition, he worked at Pleasant Grove Pharmacy and Casa View Rexall Drug Store, which became a Page-Cullum company, and opened the Rexall Store on St. Augustine. After retirement, He and Jean started the Memory Lane Wedding Service.

Wayne was saved and baptized at Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church.

Wayne and Jean travelled the United States and Canada in their 5th wheel. They served as gate attendants at several Corp of Engineer Parks.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Iva Jean Walker Montgomery; parents, Ada Mae Shingshang Montgomery and Ora Thomas Montgomery; sister, Eileene; and brothers, John, Charles, Roy, and Gene.

He is survived by his children, Craig Wayne Montgomery and wife Shirley, Cynthia Eileene Montgomery Chambless and husband Ben, and Catherine J. Montgomery Cunningham; grandchildren, Leigh Ann Montgomery and significant other Michael Krevat, Larry Montgomery, Spencer Chambless and wife Tanya, Margorie Chambless Potter and husband Dan, Forrest Chambless and wife Krystal, Jason Allen and wife Amber, John Montgomery and wife Effie, Jennifer Magill, Christopher Cunningham and wife Krystal; numerous great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and extended family members.

Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., and will be followed by Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M., all at Grove Hill Funeral Home, 3920 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228. The Service of Committal and Dallas Fire Department Funeral Honors will be rendered at Grove Hill Memorial Park.