OBITUARY

Larry Lynn Walts

May 13, 1947May 1, 2021
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On May 1st, 2021, Larry Lynn Walts departed this world on his final voyage to eternity to be with his Lord and Savior. He was dearly loved and respected by all who knew him as someone you could count on in good times and bad. He leaves a void that will never be filled. Larry was born on May 13th, 1947 in Belton, Texas to Roland and Selma (Dugger) Walts. He graduated from Killeen High School in 1965 and was employed by Keen’s Jewelers until May 1966 when he joined the Navy as a Seaman and began his long and successful career of 30 years. During this time, he achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4) through a commitment to excellence and dependability. He retired in May 1996 at Naval Station Corpus Christi, Texas having served his Country with Honor and Dignity. During service to his country, he was deployed to many places around the world beginning with his training at San Diego, California. After graduation he served on the Destroyer Floyd B. Parks with a tour of duty in Viet Nam. He also served on the following Vessels and Ports: Dec. 1971 – July 1975 Submarine Flotilla Five and Submarine Squadron One, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Aug. 1979 – July 1981 – Off-Crew USS Robert E. Lee, SSBN 600, a George Washington class Ballistic Missile Submarine; July 1981 – April 1983 – Submarine Force HQ, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; May 1983 – July 1985 Submarine Group One, San Diego, California; July 1985 – Oct. 1987 – Nuclear Power Assignment, Personnel Officer, Washington, D.C.; Nov. 1987 – Apr. 1991 – Submarine Squadron Eighteen, Charleston, South Carolina; Apr. 1991 – Oct. 1993 – Nuclear Power Training Command, Orlando, Florida; Oct. 1993 – May 1996 – Naval Station Corpus Christi, Texas where he retired. In addition to the above (Oct. 1968 – Dec. 1971 and July 1975 – Aug. 1979) he served as a recruiter for the Navy in Dallas, Texas and Little Rock, Arkansas. While on active duty he enjoyed playing golf in his spare time on shore. After retirement he relocated to Central Texas where he married Sandy, the love of his life. His retirement allowed him the time to pursue his passion for woodworking and stained glass, making many beautiful items. He also enjoyed going on cruises and traveling to new places with friends. Larry was a Submariner to the bone. He continued his love for Navy and fellow submariners with active participation in USS VI and U.S.S. Floyd B. Parker DD884 Association. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jimmy Walts. He is survived by his wife Sandra (Brumbalow) Walts, daughter Cassie Renee (John) Parker, Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Kurt (Jennifer) Larson, Chandler, Arizona, Keith Larson, Temple, Texas and two grandchildren Blake and Emily Larson, Chandler, Arizona. He has one niece Jennifer (Matt) Strong and their sons, Gavin and Colin, Keller, Texas, and step-mother Linda Havens Walts, Killeen, Texas.

Funeral arrangements are being conducted by: Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home 1615 South Fort Hood Street Killeen, Texas. Services will be on Monday May 10, 2021 Visitation will be 12 noon to 1:30 P.M. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 P.M.

Burial will be promptly at 3:00 P.M. Central Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery 11463 State Hwy 195 Killeen, Texas

Services

  • Visitation at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Killeen

    Monday, May 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Killeen

    Monday, May 10, 2021

  • Burial at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

    Monday, May 10, 2021

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Monica Guthrie

May 10, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Larry on many jobs with Wayne White and Pamela Mosher. Larry always had a funny story or kind words. I will cherish my memories with him 💕❤💖. Also cherish my Longhorn box he built ❤for me years ago. Fly High Larry. See you soon in Heaven 😪💔😭🙌

Joy Berg Westby

May 7, 2021

To my dear friend, Sandy, and family,
I was so saddened to hear of Larry's passing........even though we lived miles apart I was happy to spend time at 2 of our KHS reunions getting to know what a wonderful husband he was........God brought you together to share many years of happiness in your lives. As Christians we are assured that we will all be able to enjoy the "great reunion" in our Heavenly Home. May God hold you in his arms with love and care.
Love,
Joy & Norm

Jet Crabb

May 4, 2021

Sandy and Family,
I wish I could be with you for visitation and the service. My heart aches that I cannot attend. Larry was such a super guy. Bobby and I enjoyed the gambling trips with the "Bossier Gang" to Bossier City and Las Vegas. Most of all, we cherished the laughter and the memories all the way from high school to old age! Great times. Sending prayers to all of you.
Love,
Jet Banks Crabb

Ray Wells

May 4, 2021

Larry and I shared a rare occurrence. While in the Navy our ships passed while in the harbor. We happened to see each other on deck. We had only a few minutes to talk as our ships passed.
If we would have had cell phones then we would have been sure to take pictures and send them to our friends in Killeen. We saw each other again when he was doing recruiting duty in Dallas.

Calm seas and fair winds my friend, until we meet again.



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