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Walter Lee Williams III

February 12, 1948 — April 22, 2024

Walter Lee Williams III

Celebration of life for Walter Lee Williams III, 76, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 2:00PM Thursday April 25, 2024, at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Monroe with Rev. Joseph A. Martina, Jr. and Deacon Scott Brandle officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe. Visitation will be from 12:00PM until 1:30PM Thursday, April 25, 2024, at the Mulhearn Funeral Home.

Walter was born in Houston, Texas on February 12, 1948, and passed away in West Monroe on April 22, 2024. Walter was a lifetime lover of fast cars and motorsports. Walter built and raced hot rods, drove fast Corvettes, owned Twin City Dragway, and served many years on the National Hot Rod Association's Safety Crew.  Later in life he enjoyed restoring his 1933 Willys hot rod and could be found showing it at car shows.

He also loved hunting and wildlife conservation. He was a lifetime member, sponsor, and Trustee Emeritus of Ducks Unlimited and supported many other conservation efforts and groups. Walter enjoyed his time in the blind and at the Six Blind Mice camp with friends and family.

Walter was a champion skeet shooter, who was inducted into the Louisiana Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame. A longtime member of Pine Hills Gun Club and the National Skeet Shooting Association, he loved traveling to shoots with Sandie and friends.

Walter could be heard (loud and clear) from the audience, stands, and sidelines of his children and grandchildren's activities and events. 

Walter was a member of the ACTS community, the St. Matthew Men's Bible Study Group (delivering doughnuts as long as he was able) and member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. Walter also served as a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus. 

Walter will be sorely missed by his family until the end of days. 

Walter was preceded in death by his father, Walter Lee Williams, Jr.; mother, Kathlyn Yvonne McKenna Williams; sister, Yvonne Ford; and his brother, Eugene Williams. 

Survivors include his wife, Sandie Williams of West Monroe; daughter Wendy EW Giovingo (Frank Giovingo) of Monroe, LA; granddaughter, McKenna Rae Giovingo of Metairie, LA; grandsons, Caiden James Giovingo, and Donovan Giuseppe Giovingo both of Monroe, LA; son, Walter “Lee” Williams, IV (Frances Munoz Williams) of Edinburgh, Scotland; granddaughter, Emmanuelle “Emma” Munoz of Edinburgh, Scotland; son, Lane Dabney Shelton (Stephanie Shelton) of Peru, Indiana; grandson, Kaleb Lane Shelton; and granddaughter, Kennedy Claire Shelton of Peru, Indiana

Honorary Pallbearers will be Beto Elizondo, J.O. Bailey, Jack Williams, Harry Hawthorne, Caiden Giovingo, and Donovan Giovingo

Walter's family sends special thanks to Elara Hospice staff and Dr. Barron and his staff for their kindness and caring.
 In lieu of flowers send donations to Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Attn: Tommy Jackson 108 Country Club Rd. Monroe, LA 71201 or Louisiana Skeet Shooting Association, Inc., c/o Doug Frey 6600 Gahagan Cr. Shreveport, LA 71119-3402

 


 


 

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Visitation

Thursday, April 25, 2024

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe

2308 Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA 71203

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Memorial Service

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Matthew Catholic Church

121 Jackson St. , Monroe, LA 71201

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Interment

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery

623 US-80, Monroe, LA 71203

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