Dayla Storm Soto

Dayla Storm Soto, 33, of Pampa, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at his home. He was born on October 17, 1985 to Roy Madrid Soto and Glenna Faye Bynum in Pampa, Texas.

He grew up and attended schools in Skellytown, Pampa and White Deer. Dayla was known to be a kid at heart and an all-around fun guy. Loving to see people laugh, he was quite the prankster and you really did not want to be on the receiving end of his jokes! In his younger years, he enjoyed playing softball, frisbee golf and cruising out to the local “haunted” abandoned sites such as the “Clown House”, “Screaming Wells” and the old slaughterhouse. More recently, Dayla loved to cook, play pool, spend time on the lake fishing, hang out with his brother, play Xbox and watch The Fast and the Furious and Fight Club. He spent many hours listening to most types of music and although Dayla wasn’t the best at playing drums, he sure tried and enjoyed the sound he pounded out of them. Of all his hobbies and past times, Dayla loved his children the most and was a great dad.

Dayla was preceded in death by his father, Roy Madrid Soto; grandmother, Manuela Soto; grandparents, Eugene and Amy Bynum; a nephew, Jax Covalt and an uncle, Rocky Bynum.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Kaylee Soto of Pampa; mother, Glenna Swanson and stepfather, Robert of Skellytown; grandfather, Ramiro Soto of Pampa; sons, Gunner and Dean Soto; daughters, Sunli Soto and Tyler-May Wills all of Pampa; brothers, Paul Swanson and wife Nicole of Spearman, Anthony Staab and wife Dawn, Philip Staab and wife Janae, Alex Bridwell all of Pampa; sisters, Becky Covalt of Bryan, Texas, Heaven Leigh Boyett and husband Noah of Borger, Tisney Swanson of Skellytown, Alicia Morales of San Antonio, Tabitha Staab of Austin, Texas; soul mates and best friends, Colden Fortenberry, Jason Mulanax, Jimmy Fitzer, Barry Martinez all of Pampa and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Dayla will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

The family Celebrated Dayla’s life with a private memorial service; however, they would like to extend the opportunity for his family and friends to pay their respects to him. He will be available for viewing Tuesday, July 2nd from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, July 3rd from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Winegeart Funeral Home. The family has entrusted the cremation care of their loved one to Winegeart Funeral Home.

To leave words of comfort and sympathies on Dayla’s Book of Memories, please visit

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