He spent his early years with Harvey and Hattie Fox in Kentucky and his teen years, with William Walter and Florence Atterson in Tennessee. He was a Veteran of the US Army, 82nd Airborne where he was a drill instructor. Walter retired from Ingersoll Steel following more than 40 years of service. He was an active member at Chicago Corner Church for over 60 years, where he served on various boards and was a deacon and elder. He was also involved with the Masonic Lodge for many years, a firefighter with the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Dept. and Mended Hearts (helping others cope with heart issues). He had a heart for helping people and enjoyed gardening, golfing and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife: Jennifer Atterson of New Castle; a daughter: Dee Ann Atterson of New Castle; a son: Brian (wife: Karen) Atterson of New Castle; grandchildren; Corey, Ethan and Luke Atterson all of New Castle, Evan (husband: Mike) Erickson of Westfield; great-grandchildren: Alex R. Smith and Jon Henry Maynard; one brother: Harvey Atterson of Beverly Hills, Florida; several nieces, nephews and close friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bona Jean Atterson; an infant son: Alan Walter Atterson; brothers: Bill and Jim Atterson and special uncle and aunt: Harvey and Hattie Fox.
Services will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Chicago Corner Church with Pastor Roger Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chicago Corner Church or American Heart Association with envelopes available at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hinsey-brown.com.