Walter L. Waechter Jr., MD, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Memorial service: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation Inc., 5950 Symphony Woods Road, Ste. 212, Columbia, Md. 21044. Dr. Waechter was born and raised in Fort Worth. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School and the University of Texas
at Arlington. Walter then graduated from Southwestern Medical School and completed his residency in general surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Walter was often described as "bigger than life" and loved to hunt, water ski and ride his Harley. Survivors: His loving wife of 35 years, Laura Charles Waechter; son, Graham Waechter and his wife, Leslie, and their son, Barrett; daughter, Emily Waechter Morton and her husband, Brad.