Temple Baptist Church
Tuesday November 8th, 2022
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Wallace LaVon Ditzler
Wallace LaVon Ditzler, 80 of Dumas, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Temple Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Fobbs officiating. Interment will follow in Dumas Cemetery under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock in the evening on Monday at the funeral home.
LaVon was born on July 31, 1942, in Shamrock, TX to Wallace and Mavis (Hugg) Ditzler. He grew up in McLean before moving to Dumas in 1954. LaVon married Donna Alexander in 1963 in Dumas where they made their home and raised their children. LaVon drove a milk truck, bread truck and also a coffee truck for Cain’s and was one of their top salesman. He also drove a school bus up until last week for over 20 plus years. When he was younger he owned a gas station and currently owned The Filling Station and Wimpy’s along with his wife. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, gambling and racing cars. LaVon was an excellent cook and enjoyed feeding his family and friends. He was of Christian Faith and will be missed greatly by his family and friends.
LaVon was preceded in death by his parents; son: Wally Ditzler; and brother in law: Don Alexander.
LaVon is survived by his wife, Donna of the home; daughter: Belynda Jolly and Stan Garland of Dumas, TX; grandchildren: Kayla Gillespie and husband Stan, Jace Ditzler and fiancé Jessica, Cody Jolly and wife Heather, Koree Catillo, Karlee Jolly and Carrie Ramirez; 7 great grandchildren; sisters: Eva Mae Reger and husband Rick of Graham, TX and Ronda Bynum and husband Kevin of Spearman, TX along with numerous extended family members.
Donna and Bylinda. Iam so sorry for your loss i pray for strength in the coming days and months. Susan Herrera
Susan Herrera Nov 13 2022 7:41 PM
Roxann Olivarez Nov 9 2022 7:34 PM
Donna and family, I’m sorry to hear about LaVon’s passing. I pray God will give you comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.
Ron and Regina Hatter
Ron and Gina Hatter Nov 9 2022 4:45 PM
I am very saddened to see this. Mr Ditzler was such a great man.
May he rest in peace. My prayers and condolences to his family.
I wished I would have seen this earlier, I would have attended his funeral.
Josephine Valadez Nov 8 2022 7:19 PM
Praying for everyone there. Wish I could be there with you. I will miss seeing and hearing how Uncle Brother's generosity touched others lives.
Annette Dallager Nov 8 2022 11:38 AM
Praying for comfort over the family. I have many fond memories of Uncle Brother and his great laugh.
Josh Bynum Nov 7 2022 10:10 PM
I always smile when I think of Lavon. I didn't really know him after I grew up and moved away from the Panhandle but he was a fun cousin when I was a kid. May rhe Lord comfort your hearts as you celebrate his life.
June Hugg Stone Nov 7 2022 2:16 PM
Praying comfort and peace for you all!
Katie Bynum Nov 7 2022 12:44 PM
Just want to say I'm very sorry for your loss I barely got to know the man I've only worked for the school for 3 years as a bus monitor he will be missed
Debbie Richardson Nov 7 2022 10:20 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Wallace Ditzler
Andrew E. Eichmann Nov 6 2022 3:21 PM