OBITUARY

Walter W. McFarland

January 26, 1950March 25, 2013

Walter William McFarland, 63, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Mt. Vernon Nursing Home. He was born January 26, 1950 in Evansville, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Laverne (Penn) McFarland and brothers, John, Clarence and George McFarland.

Walter is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kim (Johnston) McFarland; children, Jamie McFarland, Dan (Jenni) McFarland of Virginia Beach, VA, Krista (Matt) Groves of Clarksville, TN; grandchildren, Justin, Jacob, Serenity McFarland, Kacey, Katie Groves, Kassidy (Christopher) Cullen; sisters, Betty (Jack) Rainey, Linda Thomas, Cathy Haley, Carolyn Bruce and his step-mother, Eva Massey-Baugh; step brothers and sisters, Rex (Sandy) Massey, Brian (Renee) Massey, Scott Massey, Tanya Bitter, Trina (Rick) Burton, Trudy (Calvin) Stewart; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and one special nephew, Billy.

Walter grew up in the river bottoms and lived there until 1998. He graduated from Reitz High School in 1968. Walter was a Navy veteran and served in Viet Nam as a SeeBee. He was a member of VFW Post 1114 and DAV. Walter worked for many years at Plaza Yacht Club and retired from Evansville Brewing.

Walter loved spending time with his grandkids and his dogs. He enjoyed going to breakfast with friend and caregiver, Tim Krutcher, and having large family BBQ’s at his place on Old Henderson Rd.

His family would like to thank the staff at Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehab, VA Evansville and Vista Care for their care and support.

Services will be 5:00PM, Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Pastor David Weist. Friends may visit, Thursday, from 2:00PM until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Drive, Evansville, IN 47710.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

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Walter W. McFarland

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April 7, 2013

One of the hardest working men I've ever met. I admired his straight forward, no nonsense approach to life. May he rest in peace!

Patty Gilmore

March 28, 2013

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Randy & Monica Evans

March 28, 2013

Walter lived his life to the fullest, enjoying the things that truly made him happy. We loved going to your family cookouts and riding in all of his unique vehicles. He will be greatly missed.

Aunt Cindy

March 28, 2013

Jamie,Danny,Stacy, I am so sorry for your lose. He will be forever looking over all of you.

Sue Johns

March 27, 2013

Jamie:
Your dad was a special man with a special love of life. His passing will be a real loss to those who knew him.
Sue

Mary Brasel

March 27, 2013

I light this candle so Walter will have light to show him the way to Heaven..

Mary Brasel

March 27, 2013

I'm so glad to have known Walter, He loved the river,his family & friend's. He just Loved to run with his caregiver Tim Kratzer for Breakfast at Mom & libby's. For anyone who knew him had nothing bad to say about him. You will be missed. He's at Peace now.. R.I.P Walter.

March 27, 2013

Nothing Beautiful In This World Is Ever Really Lost Those We Cherish Will Always Live On In Memory.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Deaconess Home Medical Equipment and Infusion Staff

SHEILA BROWN

March 27, 2013

Jamie,Dan,Krista,Stacy i'm so sorry for your lost, you know that he is in a better place no pain and is with his mom and brothers, he will always be looking over you kids because he love each of you in his own way. Sheila Brown

KEISTON HOLLOWAY

March 27, 2013

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY