Walter Baker McAllister

Walter Baker McAllister passed away on April 15, 2022 in Devine, Texas at the age of 90. He was born on July 10, 1931 in Jourdanton, Texas to James Walker and Letha McAllister.
Walter graduated from Devine High School in 1950 and in September of the same year, he joined the United States Marine Corps. On February 15, 1952, Walter married Alda Rose Ehlinger in Devine, Texas. He worked with Shell Oil Company until 1958. For the next twenty-three years he worked in steel construction, welding for Guido Construction and retiring in 1987 as a Superintendent with Stanley Structures. Walter loved playing and watching sports, as well as coaching various little league baseball teams and slow pitch softball teams. He enjoyed traveling with his family and never turned down a game of pitch.
Walter is preceded in death by daughter, Imogene Tschirhart and daughter-in-law, Joretta McAllister, brothers Bill and Clifton, sisters Sarah Darby and Dorothy Ward.
He is survived by his wife of seventy years, Alda Rose Ehlinger McAllister, daughters Denise Boehme (Glenford) and Theresa, sons Walter, Jr. (Donna) and Byron (Elaine), twelve grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren. Walter is also survived by brothers George and Franklin and sister Linda Anderson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Imogene Tschirhart Scholarship Fund, c/o Roy Tschirhart 2710 FM 1343, Devine, Texas 78016.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9:00 A.M. with Prayer Service starting at 11:00 A.M. Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Devine, Texas with services concluding at the funeral home.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences, share memories, or sign the online guestbook may do so at Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, 303 W. College Ave., Devine, Texas, 78016, (830) 663-4445.