March 1, 1953 - July 17, 2020
Walter Emory “Papa” Wacter, III – 67 of Lake Park, Ga passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at South Georgia Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 1, 1953 in Tampa, Fl to the late Walter E. & Marie (Spooner) Wacter, Jr. At the age of 15 he met his lifelong sweetheart, DeDe. They were married on September 29, 1973. He began a 35 year career as an engineer with Norfolk Southern. Walter enjoyed woodworking, old cars and fishing. Family was his life, he cherished the Sunday dinners at his house where all of his family gathered for Sunday lunch after church. He was a member of Francis Lake Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for over 30 years. Walter was a member of the Azalea Lodge #716. Survivors include: Wife of 46 years: DeDe Wacter, Lake Park; Daughter & Son-in-law: Christy & John Whitaker, Barney, Ga; Son & Daughter-in-law: Kevin & Erin Wacter, Lake Park, GA; 5 Grandchildren: Shaw Wacter, Brynn Wacter, Ellie Whitaker, Jules Whitaker & Jenna Whitaker; 2 Sisters & Brothers-in-law: Wanda & Jim Julka, Marietta, GA, Wilma & Dub Music, Lakeland, GA; Uncles: Bobby Wacter, Doerun, GA, Raymond Wacter, Germany and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in the Francis Lake Baptist Church with burial to follow at Dasher Cemetery. Seating will be limited and per church guidelines social distancing and mask are required. For those that feel more comfortable the family is encouraging friends to meet at the cemetery at 11:00 AM. No formal viewing will be held. The family wishes to send a special thanks to all his Brothers in Christ who have been by his side through the years. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Community Christian Academy, 1202 N. Hutchinson Ave, Adel, GA 31620. Sympathy may be expressed online at www.musicfuneralservices.com. The Wacter family is being served by the professional and caring staff of Music Funeral Services, Valdosta.
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