Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Walter L. Magee 1900-1974

Walter Magee was born 23 April 1900 and married Dorothy Belle Spurlock (my paternal aunt) on 31 January 1924 in Harris County, Texas. 


Walter Lewis Magee, 74, of 1233 Florida, died June 4, 1974 after a short illness.

A native of Sheldon, he had lived here three years. He was employed by the Houston Belt & Terminal Railway Company for 43 years and was superintendent when he retired in 1962. He was a World War I Army veteran.

Magee was a member of South Bluff Methodist Church and the Riddle Bible Class. He was a former member of Grace Methodist Church in Houston.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Heights Funeral Home Chapel in Houston, with the Rev. Mark Lewis, pastor of Grace Methodist Church and Dr. Herman Morgan, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Mrs. Jack P. West of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Walter L., Jr. and James H Magee; two sisters, Mrs. D. D. Bartell, Sr. and Mrs. Frank Warrach; one brother, Johnie H. Magee, all of Houston; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Cage-Mills Downtown Chapel, 1001 Second Street. 884-6635.”

[Source: "Historical Newspapers, Birth, Death & Marriage Announcements, 1851-2003," online database and images, ( : accessed 29 Mar 2010), obituary for Walter L. Magee; citing the Corpus Christi Times 6 Jun 1974.]

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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