SNOW CAMP, N.C. — Funeral services for Harold William Walter, 95, of Snow Camp, N.C. and formerly of Carey and Wharton, Ohio, will be held Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, Ohio with Rev. David Troyer officiating the service. Burial will be in Zion Bloom Cemetery, Vanlue, Ohio, with military graveside rites conducted by the Carey Honor Guard. Visitation will begin at noon prior to funeral service.
On November 11, 2016, Harold passed.
He was born March 27, 1921 in Wyandot County, Ohio to Park Henry Walter and Eva Mae (Thomas) Walter. Harold married Doris Ruthella Beck on July 19, 1941 and she was his wife for 63 years, before her passing in 2004.
Surviving are two daughters: Patricia (David) Troyer of Lake Andes, S.D.; Connie (Kevin) Byers of Snow Camp, N.C.; four sons: Neil Walter of Lancaster, OH; Kenneth (Donna) Walter of Piedmont, S.C.; Franklin (Joyce) Walter of Snow Camp, N.C.; Wesley (Sheila) Walter of West Jefferson, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and extended family: three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; his siblings: Alice (Dempsey) Foltz, of Deshler, OH; Gerald (Joanne) Walter of Snow Camp, N.C.; and two sisters-in-law: Donna Walter, of Findlay, OH; and Jean Walter of Burlington, N.C.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Doris, two sisters: Luella Deeds and Laura Bell Moore, three brothers: Glen, George and Harry Walter, and two grandchildren.
After finishing 8th grade, he took up farming with a local farmer. He entered the United States Navy and served 13 months during World War II. He was on the Armadillo Tanker when coming home. He took up farming again in the Findlay area, before moving to N.C. in 1968. There, he worked as a finished carpenter. In 1994, he retired and they moved to Snow Camp, N.C. He attended the Liberty Wesleyan Church in Liberty, N.C.
He will be known for his many wood projects that he did for different people. He was very proud of the roller-top desk, checkerboards, cedar-lined chests and pieces of furniture that he made for his children and grandchildren. His strong faith in God was always a very important part of his life.
Memorials can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell 914 Chapel Hill Rd. Burlington, N.C. 27215 (336) 532-0100.
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