After a three-year illness and being in the hospital much of that time, Nicholas "Nick" William Walter, 52, Hennessey, died in Hennessey Wed., Dec. 13, 2017.
Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A family gathering to remember him will be held Saturday afternoon. His cremains will be interred later.
Nicky was born in Oklahoma City Sept. 28, 1965.
He attended school in Oklahoma City and Edmond before the Walter family moved to Hennessey in 1978. He attended the Hennessey mid- and high schools and was a member of the 1984 HHS class.
After high school, he attended culinary classes at the OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee.
He worked at and managed several restaurants in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas before he settled in Hennessey. He was a dispatcher and an officer with the Hennessey Police Dept.; a dispatcher and deputy at the Kingfisher County Sheriff's Office, and most recently was a sergeant at the Lamont Police Dept.
He is survived by his daughter, Emerald Beckham of Enid; mother, Barbara A. Walter of Hennessey; three sisters, Jill D. Jenkins of Edmond; Tracy L. Anderson of Perry, and Amy C. Carpenter of Edmond, and one brother, Courtney B. Walter of Chesterfield, Mo.; four nieces, three nephews; one great-niece; and Lisa Robertson, Enid, the mother of his daughter.
He was preceded in death by his father, William (Bill) Brent Walter.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice, or to the Hennessey Reserve Police Officers' Angel Fund to provide Christmas gifts to needy children and families.
Published on December 15, 2017