SYLVIA — Walter James McCormick, 85, died March 31, 2017, at his home in Sylvia. Born July 5, 1931, at Columbus, he was the son of Harry and Mabel Bennett McCormick. On Nov. 14, 1954, he married Helen Pittman at Yuma, Ariz. She died Oct. 18, 2015. He was a machinist for Lockheed in San Diego, Calif., and for Cessna in Hutchinson. He worked as a mechanic for Sam Beltz in Stafford and Halls Welding in Sylvia. He also worked for numerous farmers in the local area. He was a volunteer with the Hutchinson Police Department for 15 years.
Mr. McCormick was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the United States Navy.
Survivors include: three daughters, Sharon Schartz (Brian) of Ellinwood, Karen Roush (Rodney) of Stafford and Terrie Snyder (David) of Cottonwood, Ariz.; two sons, James McCormick (Debbie) of Ellinwood and Dale McCormick of Wichita; three sisters, Harriet Loughridge, Mary Hill and Elizabeth Tyree, all of Columbus; a brother, Bill McCormick of Cambridge; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren with two on the way; and three great-great-grandchildren
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Minnis Chapel in Stafford. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private inurnment at Lakin-Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood with military honors. The family will receive friends at the chapel prior to service time on Saturday. Memorials can be made to the Stafford American Legion Riders in care of the chapel.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 4, 2017