Walter Chamberland Montgomery Jr.

Published 11:25 am Thursday, January 5, 2012

Walter Chamberland Montgomery Jr. died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson. He was 76.

Mr. Montgomery retired from the Air Force and from International Paper after 33 years of service. He was employed with the Vickswood Credit Union for 28 years.

He was a gardener and a master Mason.

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He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Chamberland Montgomery Sr.; his mother, Maggie Embry Montgomery; and a son, Waldon Ray Bass.

Survivors include his wife, Katie Louise Montgomery of Vicksburg; two sons, Steven Anthony Montgomery of Vicksburg and Christopher David Montgomery of Austin, Texas; a sister, Linda McCullough of Vicksburg; a brother, Charles Montgomery of Panama City, Fla.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Deere, Everett Deere, Josh Bridges, Shiloh Farmer, Hicks Bradley, Mathew Ruffin and Danny Lucas.

Memorials may be made to VA Hospice, 1500 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, MS 39216.