OBITUARY

Walter Joseph Schenck Jr.

7 May, 195031 March, 2021

Walter Joseph Schenck, Junior, of Jacksonville, FL, went peacefully to his eternal rest on March 31, 2021. Walter was born May 7, 1950, in Warrensburg, MO.

After earning a Bachelors Degree in English in 1971, Walter volunteered for the draft and requested assignment to Vietnam. While serving in the 5th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam, he earned a Bronze Star as well as other awards and decorations. Walter continued his education by earning a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science in 2002 and also earned certifications in Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MCP, MCSE+SQL, as well as other technical certifications. Prior to his retirement in 2014 Walter was a Loan Officer specializing in Legal Analysis at an International Bank.

Walter’s true passion was writing in all its many forms. Early accolades were given for his epic The Bird Catcher providing Vietnam War insights. Other areas of his writing include Biblical writing, poetry, science fiction, mythology, and plays (writing, performing, directing). In addition to his technical writing, he won 14 awards from FAPA National Awards and Royal Palm Literary Awards receiving the Grand Award in 2018 for Hamlet, Reimagined. Walter was an extremely prolific writer. He published over 270 books and plays. Walter once had five books simultaneously in Amazon’s top 100 e-book Best Sellers.

Walter was a man of many interests. Besides being devoted to his career in banking, he and Molly thrived on helping people by accomplishing difficult tasks that needed done to enhance the lives of friends and neighbors. Walter was a true philanthropist of his personal skill sets.

In addition to Molly his wife of nearly 30 years, Walter is survived by his brother Ivan Schenck of St. Louis, MO, sister-in-law Flory Jose, nephew-in-law Joe Jose, and Edwina and David Pinto.

Services

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, 8 April , 2021

Memories

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Mark Williams

4 April 2021

“My memory fails me to try and recall who I met first, Molly or Walter, but one thing is for sure is that you couldn't know one without knowing the other because they never failed to mention their great love for one another. God has a way of bringing people into our lives that enrich the soul and bless us every day. Walter was one of those individuals. He was one of those rare gentle souls that touched so many lives and will be forever missed. Walter, rest in peace and may we meet again.”

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