Ross Alan Walter, 74, of Muncie, IN, passed away on August 12, 2022, at IU Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, IN after a brief illness.
Ross was born on February 23, 1948, in New Castle, IN, raised by his parents, Ralph and Gladys (Stockton) Boyd and Harvey Walter, and loved by his in-laws, Leonard and Thelma Bicknell. He married his high school sweetheart, Kathy (Bicknell) Walter on September 2, 1966, in Mooreland, IN, and spent nearly 56 years together; raising their family, taking bus trips, and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Walter; daughters, Wendy (Patrick Murphy) Walter of Bloomington, IN, Kelly (Brad) Zimmerman of Franklin, IN, and Mandy (Aaron) Parris of Indianapolis, IN; grandsons, Alex (Kayla) Zimmerman, Griffin Walter-Bailey, Sam (Anne) Zimmerman, and Avery Walter-Bailey; granddaughters, Mari Walter-Bailey, Kayla Parris and Maren Parris; great-grandson, Liam Zimmerman; sister, Candace Baker of West Manchester, OH; brothers and sisters-in-law, Chris Lundy, Mike (Brenda) Bicknell, Jackie (Gary) Daffron, and David (Becky) Bicknell; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law and brother-in-law.
Ross was a graduate of Hagerstown High School in 1966, and Ball State University in 1973. He enjoyed an almost 30-year career as Superintendent of Building Maintenance at Ball State University, retiring in November of 2018. This was after spending 20 successful years with Dana Corporation, as well as time with Marathon, Texaco and Allison Transmission. Along with enjoying his retirement together with his wife, Ross was a dedicated servant and always willing to help others, spending many years as a trustee of their church, Eden, in Muncie, IN, and being involved with the Jaycees in Hagerstown. He loved sports, and was a great coach and supporter of his daughters and grandkids, including coaching basketball and softball in Churubusco, as well as coaching track for Delta High School. He also spent many years officiating basketball games in the Muncie area.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 PM on Thursday, August 18 and 11 AM to 12 PM on Friday at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 12 PM. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ross’s name to the Hagerstown Athletics, 701 Baker Rd., Hagerstown, IN 47346 or to Eden Church, 11205 N. SR 3, Muncie, IN 47303.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.culbersonfh.com