TROY - Michael R. Walter, age 54, of Troy, Ohio, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton.
Michael was born June 8, 1958, in Greenville, Ohio, to Don and Joyce (Byrum) Walter of Greenville, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his wife, Cathy (Corry) Walter whom he married Aug. 29, 1986; children, Kristen Walter of Troy, Ohio, Ashley Walter of Troy, Ohio and Michael Walter II of Troy, Ohio; and brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Ruth Walter of Orange County, California.
Michael is preceded in death by a brother, Brian Walter; paternal grandparents, Ray and Alma Walter; and maternal grandparents, Hershel Byrum and Pauline Berry Byrum.
Michael was a physician assistant at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy and formerly at Upper Valley Family Care in Troy and Piqua. Michael was a member of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City and was an avid Troy Hockey enthusiast.
A celebration of Michael's life will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with John Jung officiating.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Darke County. Memorial contributions may be made to any Hospice Organization or Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com