John C. (Jack) Wayman
August 6, 1937 – March 7, 2017
John C. “Jack” Wayman was born August 6, 1937, in Galesburg, Illinois to Harry P. Wayman, Jr. and Jeanne Wayman, 18 months after his sister Cynthia. When he was a small child, “Jackie” and his family moved to Houston where he spent his boyhood. During Jack’s high school years, the family spent summers at Eagle Rock Ranch in Wimberley, Texas, where he worked as ranch hand and a trail guide. He graduated from Lamar High School in 1955, and he attended the University of Texas where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He married Patricia Johnston in 1959 and had two children, Jennifer and John. After a divorce, he married Nancy in 1971 and became stepfather to Rick, whom he treated as his own. The three moved to the Bay Area in California where Jack worked in the art supply industry for Western Art Supply, Grumbacher then Strathmore. Jack’s gregarious personality was well suited to sales, and he once earned Salesman of the Year for Strathmore. Most important to him, however, was the fact that his customers loved him. He took time to get to know them personally and always went to bat for them. After his retirement in 1990, Jack and Nancy moved back to the Houston area to be closer to family including Rick, his wife Carrie, and their children Hayden and Allie, as well as his sister Cynthia, her husband Terry, and their children and grandchildren. Shortly after arriving in Sugar Land, Jack went to work as a volunteer for Child Advocates of Fort Bend, where he dependably served every Tuesday until his death. Jack loved children, animals, nature, college football and his country. But most of all, he loved his family. He is survived by his sister Cynthia; wife Nancy; daughter Jennifer Reeve, her husband Tom and daughter Savannah; son John and his wife, Konnie; stepson Rick Tindal, his wife Carrie, their children Hayden and Allie and grandson Jonah. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in memory of Jack be made to Child Advocates of Fort Bend, www.cafb.org or 5403 Avenue N, Rosenberg, TX 77471.
- Memorial Service Monday, March 13, 2017
- Reception Monday, March 13, 2017
John C. (Jack) Wayman
August 27, 2017
Nancy, I was thinking about Jack and you this morning, so decided to send an email. I discovered that Jack died in March. I am so sorry for you. What a wonderful person he was...he loved our late son, Ron, Jr., and my husband and I shall never forget his kind and loving words about him. You are in my thoughts, Nancy.
March 30, 2017
Ah Jack, what a good man. A truly fine person I was always glad to see walk through the door. Mr. Wayman (a term of affection for the man) will always be remembered by me as an obsessively positive ray of sunshine.
And oh, that ready smile and infectious chuckle.
Missed I'm sure, but will be fondly remembered by the many, many people he crossed paths with.
Happy Trails Mr. Wayman.
March 28, 2017
Mr Wayman and my father Jack were best friends. The true definition of buddies. Wayman...as my brother and I called him... was such a good friend to my dad. When I was little I named them "Burt and Ernie" after Sesame Street. I was also about 6 at the time. A nickname they both used until present day! The picture of the 3 of us at my wedding still brings a huge smile to my face. Wayman...thank you for being such a great friend and brother to my dad. You guys were two of a kind. Thank you for always being there for our family. I know heaven gained a wonderful man...tell dad hello for us and I know you both are up there together...buddies forever.
Andrew Lenz Jr.
March 15, 2017
I was shocked to learn of Jack's passing. We were so pleased that he drove up to Houston last year to visit at the national art materials show where my parents were presented with the NAMTA Lifetime Achievement Award. We have photos of Jack from that trip that we'll cherish forever. Jack was one of a kind. So personable and hysterical. But feisty when came to standing up for his customers. Even though I was just youngster, Jack treated me very well. He was a good man and will very much be missed.
March 15, 2017
Jack was such a fine man, and one of the finest friends I have every had. When I started the the Art Materials industry, Jack took me under his arm and showed me the ropes, becoming my favorite friend and companion. Even after retirement and his move back to Houston, we stayed in contact and saw each other as we could. His humor and kindness was known to all, and there wasn't a person who didn't know him for his laugh and candor. My heart breaks, and I am sure he leaves behind a family that will grieve the hole his absence leaves behind. RIP my dear friend.
Faye & Roy Albertson
March 12, 2017
Nancy, We are so glad that we got to know Jack, Cynthia and Terry. As you know,Roy and Jack hit it off immediately and sought each other out at class reunions. We are so saddened at his death, but we know he is in a better place, happy and at peace. We pray that you will find peace in knowing that. What a nice, pleasant and happy person is the way we'll remember Jack. And we're thankful that we were able to call him our friend.
Much love to you, Nancy, and our prayers are with you, your children and grandchildren.
Faye and Roy Albertson
Jane & John T. Jakubik
March 11, 2017
We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and know Jack is with the Lord now. God bless you always, and God bless his soul.