Walter Albert Buehrle
Feb. 19, 1929 - Aug. 18, 2017
Walter Albert Buehrle, of Richardson, passed away on August 18, 2017. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 23, at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas. Columbarium service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 21, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Beaumont, TX.
Walter was born February 19, 1929, to Walter Ford and Ethel Rose Buehrle of Youngstown, Ohio. Walter and his beloved wife, Joyce, met at the wedding of Walter's older brother, Clayton, and Joyce's older sister, Betty, and started dating at ages 16 and 15. They were married January 29, 1949, and together raised four children.
Walter graduated from Sunset High School, Dallas, Texas in 1948. He attended Austin Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas, where he graduated in 1959 and followed the calling of the Presbyterian Church. He served as a minister in Lubbock, Elgin, Giddings, Gladewater, Hallsville, Mexia, Robinson, and Lott, until he retired in 1977. Joyce and Walter then launched a successful antiques business in Waco until they retired in 2012.
He had a passion for baseball, golf, tomatoes, funny jokes, and enjoyed watching movies and game shows. He was a great story teller and could keep you spellbound for hours.
Walter was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce, of 67 years; and sons, William Dale (Pat) and David Lynn Buehrle.
He is survived by twin brother, Bill Buehrle of Longview, Texas; children, Mike (Sharon) of Oglesby, Texas, and Cindy (Ed Richman) of Richardson, Texas; daughter-in-law, Pat Buehrle (Dale) of Beaumont, Texas; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; nephews, Paul (Suzette) of Dallas and Ken (Lynn) of Coppell; and niece, Marsha (Frank Morehouse) of Frisco.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ASPCA of Greater Dallas, Mission Waco, or a charity of your choice.
Please leave family condolences at www.AriaCremation.com.
Aria Cremations Service & Funeral
Dallas, TX 75234