Walter Secrest Jr.
July 27, 1938 – September 1, 2018
Walter Secrest Jr., age 80, formerly of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Jasper, Florida.
He was born on July 27, 1938 in Hamilton to Walter Sr. and Alma (Sweeney) Secrest. Walter graduated from Hamilton Catholic High School. He retired from the Federal Service and Army Reserves, after many years. Walter served in the United States Navy. In his spare time, he enjoyed camping, bowling, and watching wrestling on television. Walter loved woodworking, his animals, and working for his church. He is survived by his children Pam Utley, David Secrest, Eva Bowles, Tammie (Mike) Terrell, and Jordan Secrest; grandchildren Adrian, Katlyn, Michael, Desmond, Taylor, and Adrian; great grandchildren Alahna and Jackson; sister Shirley Hubbard; many nieces and nephews; his partner of 13 years, Lillie Hill; and his former spouse of 29 years, Ruby Secrest. Walter was preceded in death by his siblings George Secrest, Clarence Secrest; his parents; and half-brother, James Secrest. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at the Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Dale French officiating. Burial will be at Washington Cemetery in Washington Courthouse, Ohio.
- Walter is survived by his children Pam Utley, David Secrest, Eva Bowles, Tammie (Mike) Terrell, and Jordan Secrest; grandchildren Adrian, Katlyn, Michael, Desmond, Taylor, and Adrian; great grandchildren Alahna and Jackson; sister Shirley Hubbard; many nieces and nephews; his partner of 13 years, Lillie Hill; and his former spouse of 29 years, Ruby Secrest.
- Visitation Monday, September 10, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Walter Secrest Jr.
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October 13, 2018
I have searched for Walt the last 63 years, we left Hamilton together for the U.S. Navy, went through Boot Camp together, he then went into the airdale portion and left for schooling in Okla. I went to school in Norfolk, Va. and lost contact, I heard he made a career in the Navy, never confirmed. Am so sorry to read where he passed, was hoping to make contact through the years. I stumbled on this obit. by chance and would like to say I enjoyed our time in training together, I met his mother and father they came up to Great Lakes to see the graduation. My mother and Walt's mother shared a room in the hospital, I saw her again. Please accept my condolences.
September 10, 2018
It is hard to find the words to say, because all I want is just another day to be able to talk with you. Time goes by, and it is a moment often taken for granted. There are times I have said, " I will call dad tomorrow and talk". Well, Dad , tomorrow came and you were gone. No longer will you pick up the phone, or my call go to your voice mail. No more return calls from you to me telling me , " I am sorry , I was on my computer and did not hear the phone ring". No more of the three words, " Daddy love's you", or a for me to tell you,. " I love you".
Rest in peace dad, I know now you are happy and in no pain. I know that the signs of aging , and any sadness or struggles are no longer a part of your days. That the past times are no longer present. I love you Dad , and even though I know you are at peace, I still want, " One more day" .
September 8, 2018
Dad I want to say I love you and you will always be with me know matter where you are.Im so glad that you will now have the wings to always be watching over all of us.I know now that you are not in any pain and you are living it up,with your mom and dad and your brothers .And you will always be in my heart and prayers.But always remember I love you very much.Dad I miss you and I will see you some day.Your baby girl.Tammie
September 6, 2018
I love you with all my heart and I miss you more and more everyday. I wish you would of just told me how bad you was cause I would of came down to see and help you. You was the best dad anyone could ever ask for, we are all going to miss you so much. I was going to call you on Friday but got busy with things and now I regret it dearly cause now I will never hear your voice again. I was really hoping for you to meet Megan cause she really wanted to meet you but now that won’t happen. All I can ask now is for you to watch over me and guide me cause now you are my Guardian Angel.
I love you dad and hope to see you again one day until then I will always have you on my mind.
Love your son
September 6, 2018
Walt was always cracking jokes. He was so much fun at family get togethers. Sometimes ge would wake me up around 2 am texting me to see if i was awake to talk to my favorite uncle. He was a dedicated Military man. He will be sincerely missed by all. Love you uncle. Rest in pease.Say hi to daddy for me and give my son a kiss and tell my hubby hi I miss them all.
September 6, 2018
Walt: we had13 wonderful years together. I am only sorry that I was not there. This Sat. I was coming home but its too late. Only wish you would of let me know how bad you were and I would of been home sooner. Know you loved me to suffered thru whatever on your own God is the only one that had control of this and there was nothing I could of done. RIP Hon until we meet again.