The Story is short, but amazing, uplifting & unforgettable. It wasn't that Wayman did extraordinary things. It was his very being, his bigger than life personality and his infectious positivity.
He grew up the son of Weldon Tisdale, a minister who taught his children to always look beyond themselves. To always try to bring a smile to peoples faces.
Wayman carried that with him wherever he went: the basketball court, church, & school.
He discovered music in church. Bass became his means of expression. It seemed to speak to him. He had an ear for it. Being left handed started as a problem. Living in Tulsa,Oklahoma in the 60's , finding a left handed bass was next to impossible. Wayman didn't miss a beat, he simply turned it upside down and went on his way.
The world saw him as a basketball player who happened to play bass, but Wayman knew he was a bass player who managed to fit basketball playing into his schedule. Music was where his heart was. He said "Music penetrates the soul". When you listen to his music, you definitely feel that love wash over you.
When Cancer entered Wayman's life, he leaned on those lessons his father taught him. He dealt with Cancer, the way he dealt with everything in his life. Positivity, optimism, music & love, became his anchors to bring him through the hard times.
Wayman's unending joy of life was inspirational.
"Cryin' for Me"