OBITUARY

Lawrence "Larry" A. Walter

June 4, 1944January 14, 2021
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Lawrence “Larry” A. Walter, 76 years of age passed away on January 14, 2021. He was born June 4, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late George and Leona Walter. Larry retired from CSX Railroad, he built racecars, and loved to go white water rafting, travel the world, and spend time with his family and friends. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Walter, and brother, Robert Walter. He is survived by his children, Christina Walter, Benjamin Walter (Charla); sisters, Rita Davis, Bonnie Kruer, Janis Ashton; grandchildren, Kelsey Smith (Dom), Clara Nugent, Ben J. Walter, Joshua Walter, Aiden Crawhorn; great grandson, Ace Smith; best friend, Dwight Farnsley; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday and 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. His funeral service will be held 12:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home chapel with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The family request expressions of sympathy to Alzheimer’s Association or The Louisville Zoo.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net

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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 22, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

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Jennifer Horan

January 23, 2021

I loved all of the wonderful photos posted here. So many great family memories! But I especially loved the photos of Larry and Sharon in their old home. I have so many fun memories from that time and I’ll always picture them together that way and hear her call his name. Larry will be greatly missed, but I’m happy that he and Sharon will be together again.

Kevin and Tonja LaGrange

January 21, 2021

Ben and family,
We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Although we never knew Larry, it is evident what a great man he was from hearing you talk about him over the years and by seeing the man he helped you to become. We hope you are surrounded by love during this difficult time and comforted by the many wonderful memories you shared. He may be gone from your sight but not from your heart and he lives on through you and your family. Please let us know there is anything you need.

Your friends,
Kevin and Tonja LaGrange

Beth Davis

January 17, 2021

Larry and Sharon’s house was always so full of laughter and love. All my memories include smiles (and some yelling at/by birds). I hope those memories bring you smiles too, Chrissy and Ben.

Love,
Beth

Keith Bube

January 16, 2021

Ben and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your father. May the many wonderful memories of your father comfort you during this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Keith and Tammy Bube

Ben Walter

January 15, 2021

It thrills my heart to read these memories.

My memories are so vast, I can’t even explain. This man is the reason I am who I am, and who my kids will become. He taught me everything. Everything. How to learn, how to expand, how to grow, how to provide, how to release, how to joke, how to respect, how to be outlandish, how to play, and how to live.

He never told me I couldn’t, he always let me try. He was there to support me, no matter what. He made me better!

He will be forever missed, and there can be no replacement for the greatness and compassion he has instilled in the people who knew him.

Sophia Walter

January 15, 2021

As a kid visiting uncle Larry and aunt Sharon was always a highlight of our trips to Indiana. I loved playing with Kelsey and her pink Barbie jeep in their driveway, hearing the parrots squawking Larry’s name, and riding in Ben’s VW bus. I wish we could be with you all, and I hope that we can get together soon.

Love you all,
Sophie, Sean, and Roxanna

Janis Ashton

January 15, 2021

Larry was my big brother ... we all had fun together but especially when I found out where he hid his 4th of July cherry bombs!

Camping and canoeing and hanging out with family - I will always miss him.. he and Sharon are walking together in heaven today... holding hands as usual ❤️

Susan Walter

January 15, 2021

When Bob and I were young, we were always getting into some kind of catastrophe that we were too broke to fix. Once Bob’s small car blew a gasket, Larry brought the car over to his garage ordered the manual and took the engine apart and replaced the gasket. The next rescue was when there was a disgusting smell that was coming out of the toilet. He rescued us once again, pulled up the tile and we found out the floor around the toilet was totally rotten, from a leak, he fixed the leak and he replaced the floor. What I mean to say he could do anything, he never ever complained about having to do any of it. He was a 100% giving man, and never asked for anything in return. I will never forget him and his incredibly kind heart.

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Biography

Lawrence “Larry” A. Walter, 76 years of age passed away on January 14, 2021. He was born June 4, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late George and Leona Walter. Larry retired from CSX Railroad, he built racecars, and loved to go white water rafting, travel the world, and spend time with his family and friends. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Walter, and brother, Robert Walter.

He is survived by his children, Christina Walter, Benjamin Walter (Charla); sisters, Rita Davis, Bonnie Kruer, Janis Ashton; grandchildren, Kelsey Smith (Dom), Clara Nugent, Ben J. Walter, Joshua Walter, Aiden Crawhorn; great grandson, Ace Smith; best friend, Dwight Farnsley; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday and 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. His funeral service will be held 12:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home chapel with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

The family request expressions of sympathy to Alzheimer’s Association or The Louisville Zoo.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net