Walter Busby

Walter C. Busby, age 89, of Kenedy, died July 15, 2011. Walter was born July 26, 1921, in Mercedes, to Wylie and Lena Mae Braun Busby. He graduated from Kenedy High School in 1939 and earned a degree in agriculture science from Texas A&I University in Kingsville. He taught vocational agriculture in Kenedy and La Vernia school districts during a career that spanned four decades and three generations of agriculture students. He married Jewel Claire Martin Washam on June 17, 1978.
Active in the Soil Conservation Service and the Karnes County Retired Teachers Association, Walter was a craftsman who enjoyed making all sorts of things, big and small, in his backyard shop. He also loved country music (he was an accomplished fiddle player in his younger days), telling stories, working cattle, riding horses, and practically everything involving this outdoors.
Survivors: son, Kevin and wife Nora Busby; stepdaughters, Sue Washam Johnson and husband Robert, Lydia Washam-Morgan and husband Paul; one grandson, Kevin Hardy Ewick; four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Ewick.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 17, from 6-7 p.m. at the Eckols Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday, July 18, at 10 a.m., in the Eckols Chapel. Interment will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, in the Concrete Cemetery in La Vernia.
Pallbearers will be Larry Kiesling, Virgil Poole, Dan Ahrens, Robert Krawietz, James Griffin, and Larry Dement.
Honorary pallbearers will be “Pee Wee” Boltin, Bob Copeland, James Johnson, and Harvey Kahlden.