Wayne Joseph O' Brien

January 28, 1922September 13, 2013

Wayne Joseph O'Brien, 91, passed away on September 13, 2013. Wayne was born in St. Paul, Kansas, January 28, 1922, the eldest of 8 children. The family moved to Tulsa, OK during the depression. He graduated from Marquette High School, served in the Air Force during World War II, attended Tulsa University, moved to Houston from Tulsa in 1948 where he had a successful career in engineering and was a founding member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. After retiring, Wayne enjoyed spending weekends on his farm and serving as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dime Box, Texas. He is survived by Rose, his devoted wife of 68 years, their 9 children: Mike (Mary Frances), Bill (Linda), Marty Freeman (Danny), Dennis (Carol), Jim (Barbara), David (fiancée, Nancy), Tim (Jean), Nancy Newton (Ken) and Mary Anne Schmitt (Tim); 18 grandchildren and his 13 precious great grandchildren. Visitation with the family will be held at Waltrip Funeral Directors from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 16, 2013. The vigil service will be at 7:00 p.m.. A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 11720 Joan of Arc in Houston on September 17 at 10:30. Burial will be at a later date in Dime Box, Texas. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Society of St Vincent de Paul, 2403 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77021.


  • Visitation Monday, September 16, 2013
  • The Vigil Service Monday, September 16, 2013
  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wayne Joseph O' Brien

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Mike Casey

November 15, 2013

Mr. O'Brien,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WW II and also for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Liz Ducote

September 16, 2013

Tim, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dave & Dee LaPrairie

September 16, 2013

Marty, Danny and Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers on your Father's passing. Our Deepest Sympathy. Dave and Dee LaPrairie

Shana Buckow-Hogan

September 16, 2013


So sorry to read about your dad. My prayers go up to you and your family. My sincere condolences.

Kelly O'Brien Foreman

September 16, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to Aunt Rose and all of the cousins. Such fond memories of Uncle Wayne.
Love to all -

Rita Norris

September 16, 2013

Our condolences to the family. Marty and Danny are friends and neighbors and have spoken so lovingly over the years about their father and mother and the farm. We wish you well during this period. Rita Norris and Bob Clark, Dallas GA

Kevin O'Brien

September 15, 2013

To Aunt Rose and all my cousins, so sorry to hear of Uncle Wayne's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

September 15, 2013

Dear Rose and all of the O'Brien family. I have had the pleasure of knowing this family for most of my life. We grew ups together on Cheshire St. in Oak Forest. I am sure I baby sat for some of the kids and played with the many of the others. Wayne was a gentleman and I always had the greatest respect for him and he will be missed. Rose and my mother have been best friends for the past 50-60 years. In fact, she is the oldest friend she has.
I am sorry for your loss and wish all of you the best.

God Bless!!
Pete Anderson
Edisto Beach, SC

Dobie & Lisa Moser

September 15, 2013

Nancy, Ken, and the O"Brien Family - We send our condolences along with our gratitude for having had the chance to know your father and your family. He has left a legacy of love and life through the lives of so many others - family and beyond. May he rest in peace and enjoy the new life promised to all who believe and live as Christians. God be with you all. Love, Dobie, Lisa, and Moser Family

Susan O'Brien

September 14, 2013

What a nice photo of Uncle Wayne. I did not realize how much he and my Dad Henry looked alike.