Walter Cartwright

Obituary of Walter Lee Cartwright

Walter Lee Cartwright, Sr.

81; Jeffersonville, IN

Walter L. Cartwright, Sr., 81, of Jeffersonville, IN passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Legacy Funeral Center has been entrusted with his care.

Walter was born on July 1, 1938 to the late Charles Hanley and Goldie Eva Cartwright. Walter was raised in Oldtown, MD, and following his schooling, he served his country honorably in the US Army. Throughout his life, Walter had an unsurpassed work ethic, holding a job for Marriott Sodexo for 30 years. In his free time, he could be found on the golf course or cheering on the Detroit Tigers or Jeff Gordon. Most importantly, Walter loved his family, and always looked forward to time spent together.

Along with his parents, Walter is preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Harley Cartwright and James Robert Cartwright.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Gerda Cartwright; children, Debra Reny (Randal), Walter Cartwright, Jr., and Laurie Gover (Gary); grandchildren, Matthew Tompkins (Niki), Thomas Gover (Amber), Travis Gover, Daniel Gover (Erica), Michael Tompkins (Torri), and Cody Gover; and great-grandchildren, Charles Tompkins, Bradley Gover, Peyton Tompkins, Vincent Tompkins, and Francesca Tompkins.

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