Walter Eugene Persons

January 14, 1920January 26, 2013

Walter Eugene Persons passed away January 26 at the William F. Green VA Home in Bay Minette. He was born on January 14, 1920 and was a lifelong resident of Bayou La Batre. Walter is survived by his wife Estelle Lamey (Persons), sisters Blanche Bush (Philip) of Appling, Ga, Leta Kroner (Douglas) of Theodore and his daughter Shelba Jean Bradford of Ooltewah, TN and three grandchildren, Michael Bradford (Gretchen), Laura Weathers (Tripp), and Mary Bradford,and one great grandaughter Gideon Bradford. He was preceded in death by his father Leon Eugene Persons, his mother, Mabel Bolton (Persons) and sister Marie Richardson, of Fairhope. Walter served in the Navy during World War II on the USS Overton. He owned Persons Auto Parts in Bayou La Batre from 1945 until 1991 when he retired. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Bayou La Batre where he served as Sunday School teacher for both youth and adult classes. Receiving of friends will be held at the First Baptist Church of Bayou la Batre at 1PM on Monday followed by the funeral service at 2PM. Donations in honor of Walter may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bayou La Batre.


  • Visitation Monday, January 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2013

Walter Eugene Persons

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Julien (Pam) Arbor

March 14, 2013

RIP Uncle Walter and my condolences to all in the family. I just happened to be doing a bit of genealogical research and stumbled across this. Would love to speak with any of you in order to learn more about Papa Leon and his relationship with my Father. I am amazed by the history that I've been uncovering and would welcome the opportunity to learn more. Julien Arbor*

*Formerly Pamela Green, Calvin Green's daughter... whose looking to fill in some much needed pieces of the puzzle surrounding my family.

Jim Persons

January 29, 2013

Finally Home! Walking in a place we can scarcely imagine, and basking in the Light of Glory.