Victor Arnold Walter MATTHEWS - Victor "Vic" Arnold Walter of Matthews, age 88, passed away on April 19, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 6, 1925 to Victor A. and Theresa Koster Walter in Gretna, La. He is survived by his wife Beverly Jane (Beauchamp) Walter of 63 years and his children Victor John Walter and wife Maureen of Miami, Fla., Timothy Walter of Jupiter, Fla, and Beverly Walter Fullam of Charlotte. He is also survived by five grandchildren, John Walter, Matthew Walter, Natalie Fullam, Ryan Fullam, and Timmy Walter. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Catherine Walter Stewart. Vic was a retired engineering firm executive and a past member of several professional organizations. He served as a Naval Officer in World War II and the Korean War and was a graduate of Louisiana State University. He was an avid golfer and in his retirement, he and Beverly traveled extensively. Vic was a proud member of the American Legion Post 235. A high point in his recent years was taking "The Flight of Honor" trip to Washington DC. The family will receive friends on April 28, 2014, Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church in the Daily Mass Chapel, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte with a Memorial Mass beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Monsignor John J. McSweeney, Celebrant. A reception will follow at the church. Memorial donations for Victor should be directed to: American Legion Post 235, P.O. Box 3367, Matthews, NC 28106. Charitable contributions in his name will be used to fund the Legion's youth and veteran programs.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 26, 2014