Walter Vincent Larter
Walter entered into eternal rest on April 16, 2016 at the age of 69. As a native of New Orleans Walter attended John McDonough High School and Delgado Community College. Walter is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years Pamela Logrie Larter. Son of the late Walter A. and Rosadell Larter. Survived by his sister Grace Larter Everard; niece Brenda Everard Bankston (Lenny); Sister-in-law Geraldine Melan Heigle (late Leo); Brother-in-law of Norbert Melan Jr. (Bobbie), Juan Navedo; Uncle of Leo Heigle III, Christina Gary, Leslie Melan Chapoton (Glenn), Richard Prince (Melissa), Norbert Melan III, Norman Melan, Shannon Mills (Monty), Calvin Duvalle (Kim), and the late Michael and Jean Marie Prince. Great Uncle of Matthew Bankston, Marley Bankston, Tyler Melan, Paris Prince, Braden Prince. Extended Family of Holly Biggs, Armond Cox (Patty), Cindy Brower (Stephen) and the late Walter Cosse. Grandparents of Laura Biggs, Armond Cox Jr., Stefen Brower and Seth Brower.
Walter joined the US Navy Seabee's and served his country proudly in Da Nang, Vietnam. As a young boy Walter had a great love for auto sports and after returning from his military service, Walter's passion for the sport continued to grow even stronger. Everything from competitive drag and boat racing to hot riding. He was even co-owner of the American Eagle Race Team. Walter and his wife shared this passion and eventually opened and operated "Walters Auto Parts" for 34 exciting years. Walter is the Chairman of the Board for the Custom Cruisers Inc. car club that is dedicated to putting on car shows throughout the year that include many charitable events (Sheriff's Office Benefit, Back to the Beach /Save Our Lake, Jerusalem Shriners Benefit, and other private fundraisers). Walter has always been very appreciative for all of the support that he has received with any events he has hosted (patrons attending, vendors, sponsors, vehicles participating or the many volunteers behind the scenes).
Walter was also a member and treasurer of Bancroft Park Civic Association. Walter was a true New Orleanian. He truly loved the food, music, sports and the festivals. Especially Mardi Gras time as a member of the Krewe of Thoth. Since Walter's retirement his passion for travel grew quite extensive. From the east coast to the west coast and from the north to the south - he and his wife travelled all across the United States.
Walter was a volunteer at the National Shrine of Blessed Seelos and was a blessed miracle himself. He was a very kind, generous and all around good man who genuinely touched everyone he ever met in some special way.
The Larter Family would like to extend a special thank you to Doctors Hector Ventura of Ochsner Hospital and Arthur Grant for the wonderful care that they provided Walter and for becoming a very special part of his life.
Friend and relatives are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at 11:00 am on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Leitz Eagan Funeral Home Chapel, 4747 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, Louisiana 70006. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm and Friday, April 22, 2016 8:00 - 11:00 am. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana.