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Larry "Hooter" Walter Sr.

May 30, 2018
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Larry "Hooter" Walter Sr. died at home, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 ~ 11:00 a.m. at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway, OR.

Larry James was born to James Edward "Eddie" and Lila May Walter on September 30, 1948. He was raised in Halfway, Oregon and graduated from Halfway High School in 1966.  Following high school, Larry went into the Army and did his tour in Vietnam from May of 1968 to December of 1969.

Larry married Susan Hewitt on March 28, 1970, they had one son, Larry Jr.

Larry worked in the logging and mining industry through the late '80's which included tenure with Texasgulf Inc and work on the Iron Dyke operation.  In his off-time, Larry would spend his time collecting guns, reloading ammunition, fishing, hunting, amateur photography and camping with friends.   

During his life, he was nicknamed Hooter.  Why?  Most everyone who knew Hooter has their own version as to how he got his name.  Hooter's social nature and willingness to lend a hand to those requesting added to local ties in the community that endure to this day. Hooter enjoyed visiting with people, he loved to laugh and he thought every woman he ever met was "beautiful."  He loved spending time at Wild Bill's and sitting out front on the bench, taking naps in his pick up at the Halfway Merc in the shade, his drives to town with his ol' dog Bud and later Vicky, his huge waves and fabulous hugs.  Hooter was a unique soul and will be missed very much. 

He was preceded in death by his both parents; uncle Bobby Chastain and four legged companion Ol' Bud.

Hooter is survived by his son Larry James Walter, Jr. and wife Debra; brother Mike Walter; cousins Dave and his wife Lorraine Huff and Janice Douglas; 4 legged companion Vicky  and many very special friends.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Hooter, the family suggests VFW Post 7847 through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO BOX 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834.  On line condolences may be shared at

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