Walter Clay Whiteman, Jr.
October 7, 1932 - February 9, 2009
Walter Clay Whiteman, Jr., 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, February 9, 2009.
Visitation will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, February 13th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Funeral Mass at 3:30 pm, led by Father John Bok, OFM. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
Walter was born October 7, 1932, to Walter Clay Whiteman, Sr. and Gertrude Elizabeth Whiteman. As a third generation Galvestonian, he graduated from Kirwin High School and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston. Walter worked in the bottle shop at Falstaff Brewery for 21 years before becoming the Assistant Director of Municipal Utilities for the City of Galveston, retiring after 16 years of service. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. Walter was an avid collector and restorer of both antique cars and World War II memorabilia as well as a man who enjoyed fishing with longtime family friends and especially his sons. He was well known for his quick wit and talents in storytelling. Walter will be remembered as a kind, respectful husband, father, grandfather, and friend who lived life with integrity and strong sense of character.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Novosad Whiteman; son, Walter C. Whiteman, III and wife, Tina; daughter, Elizabeth Whiteman Adams and husband, Roger; son, Paul Joseph Whiteman and wife, Rita; son, Troy Steven Whiteman; daughter, Laura Whiteman Haug and husband, Shaun; and grandchildren: Joshua Clay Whiteman, Marlese Rene Whiteman, Kyle Mason Adams and wife, Megan; Kourtney Marie Adams; Drake Curran Whiteman; Gage Curran Whiteman; Hunter Ryan Haug; Hayden Christopher Haug; and Hans Fischer Haug.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Adams, Roger Adams, Bill Ansell, Shaun Haug, Mike Piel, and Joshua Whiteman. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Ansell, Neil Goodman, Harry Morter, Tom Lasater, Tom Lera, Frank Williamson, and Charlie Worthen.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you make a donation to a charity of your choice in his name.