Published in The Greenville News on March 3, 2013
Funeral services to honor the life of Mr. McJunkin will be held at 2:00 PM Monday at East Side Baptist Church. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park with military honors. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at the Liberty Mortuary.
Walter Ansel "Walt" McJunkin, 88, of 105 Mae Street, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Born at his family home in Wareplace, and raised in Greenville he was a son of the late Ben and Pauline Williams McJunkin. He was a faithful and loving servant to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, a devoted husband, wonderful father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Walt attended Welcome School and was later a scholarship athlete at Newberry College. He also played professional baseball in the Coastal Plain League where he was a player and player manager. He retired from Kanawha Life Insurance Company.
Walt served on Liberty City Council for 11 terms and was Mayor Pro Tem for two terms. He was a long time member of East Side Baptist Church and the Liberty Lions Club.
He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific Theatre.
Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Edith Bowie McJunkin of the home; three sons, Steve McJunkin (Susan) of Central, Neal McJunkin of Liberty, and Kent McJunkin (Tonya) of LaGrange, GA; eight grandchildren, Chris McJunkin, Jennifer Hill, Zack McJunkin, Jessica Suttles, Brytnee Leigh, Raine McJunkin, Blakelee McJunkin, and Brooklyn McJunkin; ten great grandchildren, Brock, Justin Jr., Rebekah, Troy, Braydon, Aeryal, Bradley, Fallon, Rivers, and Noah.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Freeman, and a grandson, Cody Lane McJunkin.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to East Side Baptist Church, 920 Anderson Drive, Liberty SC 29657.
The family will be at the home.
Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.