Walter Earl DuBose

October 16, 1928 - February 28, 2010
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Walter Earl DuBose, 81, was born October 16, 1928, in Mobile, AL, the youngest of six children.  He passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at Gamble’s Personal Touch Care Home in Texas City.


Walter lived most of his life in Galveston and retired from Union Carbide in 1985 after 30 years of service.  He and his wife then moved to Seguin to enjoy the country life.  Walter enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, and was an avid water-skier.  He spent many hours in Offatts Bayou teaching his children and others to water-ski.  Walter served as President and held other offices in the Galveston Water Ski Association.  He also loved watching the Dallas Cowboys, NASCAR, and all types of racing.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, four siblings, and his daughters, Adrianna Miller and Laura Crump Musgrove.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Hester; sister, Gloria Weaner, of Camp Hill, PA; children: Niki Wise, Walter “Scott” (Tracey) DuBose, Gary (Margie) DuBose, and Donnie (Carolyn) Hester; stepdaughters, Georgia Nelson and Kathi Flisowski; grandchildren: Brandon Ussery, Christopher and Casey Miller, LeAnn Crump, Dustin (Jennifer) and Cody Hester; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Walter’s family would like to thank the staff from Lighthouse Hospice Care and Gamble’s for the great care and love they gave Walter in his final days.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 4th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.  Graveside service will be 11:00 am, Friday, March 5th, at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock with Pastor Rudy Soto officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or your favorite charity.

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Born: October 16, 1928
Died: February 28, 2010

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