He was born on June 24, 1930, to the late Elmer and Bessie Neal.
In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by brothers Russell, Ralph, Carl, Lester and Roscoe and sisters Muriel Neal and Mary Hiestand.
Walter is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Betty (Anthony) Neal; three children, Barbara (Stephen) Wilson of Greenville, Connie (Mike) Wells of Arcanum, Ohio and Steven (Sandy) Neal of Ansonia, Ohio; six grandchildren, Nathan (Nicole) Wilson of Greenville, Justin (Stacey) Wilson of Greenville, Casey Wilson of Greenville, Stacie (Chuck) Eubank of Greenville, Jenni (Josh) Partin of Ansonia and Clinton (Sara) Neal of Ansonia; ten and a half great grandchildren, numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren; and his sister Evelyn Chambers.
Walter graduated in 1949 from Greenville High School before serving in the U.S. Army. He worked and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, square dancing, playing and winning at cards, traveling, working in his lawn and listening to country-western music.
Walter was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville, the American Legion, and the Postal Workers' Union.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Barbara Pope officiating. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service beginning at 12:00 PM
Burial, with full military honors provided by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in the Greenville Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Everheart Hospice 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or The Cancer Association of Darke County PO Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.