Walter O. Moerbe Jr.
Walter O. Moerbe Jr., 87, of La Pryor died on Dec. 1, 2017, at his residence.
He was born on May 22, 1930, in Bishop to Lydia Michalk and Walter O. Moerbe Sr.
He married Gladys Theiss on Aug. 7, 1949, in Bishop. She preceded him in death in 2015.
Moerbe is survived by three sons, Walter Moerbe III and wife, Louise, and Merle Moerbe and wife, Janet, all of La Pryor, and Randy Moerbe and wife, Jan, of Ganado; two sisters, Dorothy Theiss of Boerne and Pauline Williams of Kingsland; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Sandra Moerbe of Brady; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Stanley Moerbe; and three sisters.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Tews officiated.
Pallbearers were Zachary Moerbe, Walter Moerbe IV, Leon Moerbe, Justin Moerbe, Dale Allen, Cody Chrismon, Larry Dockal II and Jeremy Atkinson.
Honorary pallbearer was Rick Negele.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com