Walter Ernest Nolan III

January 27, 1955December 3, 2018

Walter E. Nolan III, 63, passed away on December 3, 2018.

He graduated from Parkersburg High School in West Virginia, and he retired from DuPont after 40 years of service. Walt was a beloved member of Cedar Bayou Lodge No. 321 where he was raised to the degree of a Master Mason in 1983, and in June 1988 he became Master of the Lodge. In 2006 he received the Golden Trowel Award. He was a member of York Rite, Goose Creek Chapter 408, and Goose Creek Council No. 339.

Walt was a member of Second Baptist Church. He enjoyed wood working and spending time with his grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Nolan and Nelda Nolan Merritt; by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Tommy and Janet Thompson; by his brothers-in-law, Douglas Thompson, Randy Hessler, and Thomas Surles, and by his nephews, Joey Pauley and Ben Sheppard.

Walt is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Tricia Nolan; by his son, Eric Nolan of Baytown, TX; by his daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Bryan Tucker of Humble, TX; by his grandson, Devin Nolan of Crosby, TX; by sisters and brothers-in-law, Hattie Surles of Baytown, TX, Paula and Tom Pauley of Ft. Worth, TX, Barbara and Jim Freeman of Flint, TX, Robin and Mike Sheppard of Baytown, TX; by sister-in-law, Joanie Hessler of West Virginia, also by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX 77521. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Navarre Funeral Home Chapel, and interment will follow at Cedar Bayou Masonic Cemetery.


  • Walter Nolan and Nelda Nolan Merritt, Parents
  • Tommy and Janet Thompson, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law
  • Douglas Thompson, Randy Hessler, and Thomas Surles, Brothers-in-law
  • Joey Pauley and Ben Sheppard, Nephews
  • Tricia Nolan, Loving wife of 41 years
  • Eric Nolan, Son
  • Sara and Bryan Tucker, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Devin Nolan, Grandson
  • Hattie Surles, Paula and Tom Pauley, Barbara and Jim Freeman, and Robin and Mike Sheppard, Sisters and brother-in-law
  • Joanie Hessler, Sister-in-law
  • also by numerous nieces and nephews


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, December 6, 2018

Walter Ernest Nolan III

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Alan Duncan

December 5, 2018

A good man, a good Mason. Always willing to lend a hand. RIP my brother ! God's peace to the family.

Jim McCormick

December 5, 2018

Walt was a good guy and a great Mason as well as my friend. I will cherish his memory and Cedar Bayou 321 will keep him and you in our prayers.

Lisa Hall

December 5, 2018

My prayers are with Tricia and the family. May God bring you peace and comfort in this difficult time.