Polly Jean Becton Wampler, 85, was a smiling reflection of Jesus. On July 22, she entered her heavenly home with Him after many years of walking in Him on this earth. We will celebrate her life on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 1:00 PM at LakeRidge United Methodist Church. Her family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 5:00 pm to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.
She was born on November 2, 1936, to Joe and Helen Becton in Lubbock, Texas.
Polly was the apple of her grandparents Jones’ eye, the oldest of the cousins, she had the dimples and the smile to warm any heart. She grew up in the Becton community, going to school in the last year of the Becton Elementary school. She then continued in Idalou, graduating in 1955. She fell in love with a Petersburg boy, her high school sweetheart, Jan Wampler, and they married in October 1955. Their life together took them to Muleshoe, Clovis, Plainview, and then Lubbock. They enjoyed owning their own businesses, Clovis Hobby House, Western Auto, Beltone, and Wampler Hearing Aids. They retired from hearing aid dispensing with the sale of their business in 2002 but did NOT stop work. Polly gave up her state license in 2019 after 43 years, being one of the longest persons in Texas to hold a license, as she continued to work with Blair and Gayle at Grand Hearing Center.
Polly, “Nanny,” had some apples of her eye. Although she loved motherhood, she absolutely adored five grandchildren. She attended athletic events (wearing the correct jersey), voice recitals, choir /band concerts, art exhibits, and even reggae band gigs. If the grandchildren were involved, Nanny and Pa were there, even traveling across the country for a ball game or concert. She would make costumes for a drama event or help Pa construct what was needed for pinewood derby or science projects.
She was a faithful member of her church in all the towns, the Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School, she led Bible Studies, co-authored the weight loss Bible study at LakeRidge UMC with Gayle, was a part of the Heart Pillow Ministry, and was a member of the Bible Study Sunday School class. She was a shining example of allowing Jesus to flow through her in her smile, kind words, cards, notes, and phone calls. At home, she enjoyed her front porch deck, working puzzles, and watching –again—a rerun of an old western. She had a specialty, her banana pudding a tradition continued from her mother. We all expected Nanny to bring the dessert to a family gathering.
Survivors include her daughter, Gayle (Blair) Willson; son, Carl (Susanne) Wampler; grandchildren, Lauren (Tyson )Snow, Lisa (Kyle) Burnam, Joshua (Rebecca) Willson; Aaron (Katie) Wampler; brothers, Joe Dale Becton, Jim (Sherlyn) Becton, Jerry (Sharla) Becton. Great Grandchildren, Will Burnam, Kyrie Willson, Kynna Willson, Christopher Burnam, Autumn Snow, Jonathan Snow, and Ryatt Wampler. A special appreciation to the BeeHive staff and DHC Home Health Care and Hospice Care of Lubbock.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jan Wampler; parents, Joe and Helen Becton, daughter Brenda Kay Wampler and grandson, Philip Wampler.
We invite you to view the live-streamed service and sign her virtual guestbook here on this page.
The family recommends you may donate to Backyard Missions at 4701 82nd St, Lubbock, Texas 79424, or Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, 606 SW 16th Ave., Amarillo, Texas 79101, in her memory.