Waymon Earl Fountain
January 13, 1947 – June 22, 2019
Waymon Earl Fountain, known as and named “Bpop” by his oldest grandson Harrison, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Waymon had been diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer the summer of 2014, and through the power of prayer, he outlasted the 12-16month average life -expectancy by baffling doctors and remaining healthily active in the midst of the storm for five years. He was seventy-two years old, extremely loved by many, and surrounded by them in his own home when he passed away.
Born on January 13, 1947 in Nacogdoches, TX to John Joseph Fountain and Lena Mae Bittick, Waymon went to school at Aldine ISD and worked diligently with his daddy at their gas station in Aldine. On October 25, 1968, He joined the US Army. He was stationed at Fort Polk in Louisiana, Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, Fort Riley in Kansas, and he was stationed in Germany and Austria during the Vietnam War. In addition, He was also an honor guard for President Nixon. He received a Certificate of Appreciation for Faithful Performance of Duty, a National Service Defense Medal, and he was honorably discharged on October 1, 1974. On February 18, 1972, Waymon married Cynthia Clay Hollan two hours before riders left town on The Old Spanish Trail Ride headed for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Together, they raised two phenomenal sons and remained married for 47years.
Waymon was preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph Fountain and Lena Mae Bittick and his sister Johnnie Murle. He is survived by his wife Cynthia Fountain, his sisters Betty Warren, and Debbie Luna and husband Glenn; his sons John Clay Fountain and wife Brooke, and Will Davis Fountain and wife Hannah; His grandchildren John Harrison, Caymen Lane, and Berkley Grace Fountain; and Clay Davis, Pryce Jesse, Faith Ivy, and Joy Lena Mae Fountain; his nieces Melissa Murphy and husband Greg, and Lisa Burt and husband Jay; and his nephew Dean Warren and wife Bernice along with multiple generations of family and dearly beloved friends. Waymon’s steadfast faithfulness, servant’s heart, and diligent work ethic filled his years of employment with Houston ISD Maintenance, Trinity Construction Company, William Brother’s Construction Company, Montgomery County Precinct 1, and Victory Motor Company. Also a tremendous asset and a vessel of joy, Waymon influenced many lives and impacted the Montgomery County Fair Association for years as he dedicated his time there being a life member and serving on the Board of Directors. Furthermore, he served as a life member for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. In his earlier years, he roped with Norman “Butch” Roberts along with others in the Circle 8 Rodeos in Aldine, TX. In his later years he roped as a member of the Senior Pro Rodeo Association with his son John coaching him all the way. He was also able to “fix” just about anything by taking it apart and just staring at it for a while. He even could make horse walkers out of old car parts. Welding was one of his favorite things to do along with always helping others by seeing areas of need that he could pour his abilities and heart out, in order to fill others up.
“Bpop” will forever be remembered for his service to the Lord above all and his support in pioneering the way for many rodeo ministries, horse racing ministries, and cowboy church ministries including: the MCFA church services, Lone Star Cowboy Church, and Kingdom Ranch Church. He has left us a legacy of optimism, sincerity, tenacity, humor, unending demonstrations of love through action, and ability to put wisdom in such simple terms. He had to have his Dr. Peppers and Copenhagen through the years, but when he needed to quit them, he did! As simple as that! When asked how, he said, “I just told myself I didn’t need it anymore!” From always having his sons or grandkids or, frankly, anyone’s kids on his lap while driving down the dirt roads of East Texas to keeping the babies with him while operating tractors and other equipment, Bpop could handle any task if a child was involved! He was the world’s best at getting the grandchildren to sleep with the “butt-pat” even if it took an hour or longer!
Other memories include his love for dancing with his wife, his cologne mixture of Brut and Old Spice, dressing up as Santa Clause, and sneaking kids into rodeos by putting them in the tack compartment of the trailer! He forever will be remembered, and the memories we have will keep “Bpop” in our hearts and lives until we see him again one day.
A Celebration of Life service will be on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 2:00pm. A viewing will be on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5-7pm. Both will take place at the Light Community Fellowship, 13145 Interstate 45 N, Willis, TX 77378. A Celebration of Life service will be on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 2:00pm. A viewing will be on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5-7pm. Both will take place at the Light Community Fellowship, 13145 Interstate 45 N, Willis, TX 77378. The graveside service will be at Spring Ridge Cemetery in San Augustine, TX, on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at noon.
- Cynthia Fountain, Loving wife
- Betty Warren, Sister
- Debbie Luna and husband Glenn, Sister and Brother-in-law
- John Clay Fountain and wife Brooke, Son and Daughter-in-law
- Will Davis Fountain and wife Hannah, Son and Daughter-in-law
- John Harrison Fountain, Grandchild
- Cayman Lane Fountain, Grandchild
- Berkley Grace Fountain, Grandchild
- Clay Davis Fountain, Grandchild
- Pryce Jesse Fountain, Grandchild
- Faith Ivy Fountain, Grandchild
- Joy Lena Mae Fountain, Grandchild
- Melissa Murphy and husband Greg, Niece
- Lisa Burt and husband Jay, Niece
- Dean Warren and wife Bernice, Nephew
- John Joseph and wife Lena Mae Bittick Fountain, Parents (deceased)
- Johnnie Murle, Sister (deceased)
- Multiple generations of family and dearly beloved friends.
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Celebration of Life
Friday, June 28, 2019
Waymon Earl Fountain
June 28, 2019
So sorry to hear about Waymon . When my daughter Kim was about 2 years old we moved to Connorvale St. close to Aunt Lena's house. Waymon came over all the time and picked up Kim and carried her to Aunt Lena's house and she watched him fix things around their house or carried her to get a treat at the store. He always had a heart for little ones. He was so sweet to her. She loved him dearly. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. Can you imagine the reunion when he see's his Dad and Mom in Heaven?
June 27, 2019
Waymon was a special person to all who had the pleasure to know him. He was loved and respected beyond measure. It was truly a blessing to experience the love he and Cynthia had for all children who attended and participated in the MC Fair. My deepest sympathy to Cynthia, Will, John and their families.
June 27, 2019
My Uncle Waymon was the best Uncle any one could have. As a child I could not wait for summer to arrive because I knew he would be picking me up. I can still hear the rumbling of the truck motor going down the freeway and his “stuff” sliding all over the dashboard. Before we would get to his house we would stop at the store and get candy and soda water. The weekends were filled with tents made in the living room and him sleeping on a bean bag with all of us kids. Rodeos and riding horses were the best times. As a kid it was so exciting to sneak in the rodeo inside the tack compartment of the horse trailer. My memories will always be held close to my heart. I’m so thankful I was able to spend so much time with him the last several months. I can still hear him say, “Melissa Jane”, when he needed me to help him. Aunt Cynthia, John and Will and family I love y’all so much and can’t wait for the day we are united with him. ❤️
June 26, 2019
So sorry for your loss . He is one of the finest men I know. Treated everyone with kindness and respect. I truly love the whole family. Marilyn
David & Rhonda Folsom Hite
June 26, 2019
Our prayers for the family for peace, comfort and strength. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless all of you.
Pat Alston Brown
June 25, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time. May God give you strength and faith. Heaven has gained a Special Angel. A memory from many years ago was when Cindy and Waymon made a stop in DeRidder, LA to visit with my mom, Aunt Nettie Alston. They had their horses and might have been before they were married. What a fun time we had. Precious memories.