In Memory

"Death can show us the way, for when we know and understand completely that our time on this Earth is limited, and that we have no way of knowing when it will be over, then we must live each day as if it were the only one we had. Life is so fragile; EVERY DAY IS A GIFT . . ."

This page lists the names of our deceased alumni. We have very limited information regarding the dates or circumstances of their passing as well as where their path took them after Waltrip up until their passing. If any of our information is incorrect or you have information concerning these alumni; please notify us by clicking on link below at bottom of webpage.

We were saddened to learn of their passing; so this webpage was created so that we can pay tribute to their memory and to know that they will not be forgotten. You may also post your memory of these classmates on their In Memory page. Click on their name below and then click the "Post Response" button. Please be honorable to their memory in your posts.

 "To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die."

NOT GONE
you are not gone, not really.
feeling you, knowing you, sensing you-
it is more real now than any long ago touch.
we have marked your resting place; a stone stands where you sleep
and we come to it on occasion to remember what made you, you.
we miss your smile, undeniably but in the missing is a joy,
an unexplainable, resolute sunshine that lingers carefully like some untold secret.
we touch your name engraved there
like a father touching his child for the very first time
and there is this, this internal knowing.
one that surpasses memories, one that overwhelms remembrance,
one that confirms the exacting power of the present
and tells us that you are not gone, not really
and we are, after all that has passed, still one.
jimmy johnson © 1998
Display:
By Year Deceased Alphabetically



2018
Dianne Diffey (Ledet)  
Armando Entenza  

2017
Pamela Bettell (Hunter)  
Jan Pritchett (Wagner)  

2015
Mark Ideus  
Ronald Roznovsky  

2014
Sibyl Smith (King)  

2013
Johnny Beil  
Debra Hendrix  
Jeffrey Hooker  
Venita Lykins (Dickson)  
Patrice Ragland  

2012
Sharon Eaton (Bruckner)  
Rocky Lee Lawrence  

2010
Mary "Alice" Wagnon (Westlund)  

2009
Joel E. Klein  

2008
Karen Lee Mason (Marriott)  
James "Ray" Nix  
Robert Woodruff  
Mary Frances "Frannie" Wynn (Jimenez)  

2007
Roseanne Boscarino (Wattigny)  
Grady Joel Levrier  
Gary McKee  

2006
Debbie Melton  

2005
Maurice George Ewing  
Bruce Joe  
Glenn Willard Knox  

2003
Ricky Smit  
Sammy Sopchak  

2002
Roylyn Fay Lott (Anderson)  
Terry Lane Page  

2000
Kathleen ("Kathy") Meek  

1999
Steven Gregory Bailey  

1997
Annette Beasley  
Robert E. "Bobby" Brunson  

1995
Frank Wayne Chastang  

1994
Michael Herbert Spriggs  

1991
Thomas Edward Moore  

1990
Rebecca Marie "Becky" Graf  
John Anthony Salvaggio  

1989
Eddie Preston Owens, Jr.  

1982
Donald Lee "Don" Prasek  

1981
Beriah "B" Magoffin  

1976
Ronnie Ray Compton  

1975
Jan Barker  

1974
Jan England  

1972
Patrick Edward Woodward  

1969
Audrey LaRue Brown  

DECEASED YEAR UNKNOWN
Patty Barber  
Billy H. Jones  

If you are aware of a Classmate who should be added to this page please let us know.