Russell E. Walter, age 74, passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at his home in Buffalo Gap, Texas, after a lengthy illness.
There will be a private family memorial at The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.
Russell was born in Oakland, Maryland to Herman and Vera (Edgar) Walter on September 29, 1947. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1968. Shortly after that he met and married Carolyn Davis in Goldsboro, North Carolina on July 19, 1971. They recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.
Russell retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service. He then worked another 25 years and retired from Skinny’s in Abilene.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Vera Walter.
Russell is survived by his wife Carolyn Walter; daughter, Anita McClellan; son, Jody Morales and wife Lisa, all of Buffalo Gap; brother, Lester Walter and wife Rose of Florida; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many friends.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and his many friends.
Russell was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.