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Delton Wayne Willingham

March 21, 1936 July 26, 2016
Delton Wayne Willingham
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Obituary for Delton Wayne Willingham

Delton Wayne Willingham, 80, of Vacaville, died on July 26, surrounded by family, after a long battle with chronic lung disease. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 61 years, Mona Willingham; children, Tony Willingham (Debbie), Greg Willingham (Debbie), Linda Johnson and family friend, Charlene Coleman, all of Vacaville. In addition, he is survived by granddaughters, Cyndie Stone (Tony), Chrissy Bland, Trina Murtishaw (Scott), Amanda Johnson (Chris Culpepper), and grandson, Darin Johnson (Amanda); step-grandson, Jacob Thrash; great-grandchildren, Dakota and Cassie Mulkey, Bailey and Camryn Bland, Rylie and Mckenzie Johnson, Kylinn and Hunter Culpepper, Peyton and Aubrey Murtishaw; step great-grandchildren Giana and Jacoby Watson; sister, Winona Marshall; mother-in-law, Virgil Mai; sister-in-law Jackie Rogenski (Jim), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved grandaughter, Tara Willingham.

Wayne was born on March 21, 1936 to his parents Don and Maude (Petross) Willingham in Paducah, Texas. The family moved to Vacaville when he was 6 years old. Wayne was the youngest of nine children, predeceased by his parents, six brothers, and one sister. Wayne loved growing up in this area and spent his youth running around the hills and orchards surrounding Vacaville. He lived for a while at the Peña Adobe and at Ulatis Ranch, before the family moved into town. Wayne attended Vacaville High School and later attended Laney College in Oakland, where he learned layout and metal work. Wayne spent most of his working career as a metal fabrication foreman, working for several companies over the years.

Wayne enjoyed retired life with his wife Mona, spending time with his family, watching old westerns on TV, working on projects around the house, and playing golf. He was a long-time member of the Contra Costa Golf Club and SIR Branch 99 in Vacaville.

Services will be held at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, on Saturday, July 30, at 11:00 am. There will be a viewing from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Internment will be private.

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