Leonard Guice Walters

BATON ROUGE – A beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, Leonard Guice Walters died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center Mid-City Hospital. He was 87, a proud native of Crowley, La., served in the U.S. Navy, was a WWII and Korean War Veteran and a recipient of two Purple Hearts. He resided in Baton Rouge for the last 35 years, 20 of those years as director of veteran affairs, U.S. Department of Labor.

Leonard is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Leonard “Bo” Walters and Mary W. Walters of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Kathleen Cook of Abilene, Texas and Glenda Walters of Crowley; one brother, Donald L. Walters of Franklin, Ky.; five grandchildren, Wendy Walters Bates, Thomas Leblanc, Mark Leblanc, Jonathan Walters and Kelsey Matherne; and five great grandchildren, Chase Bates, Candice Bates, Lucie Leblanc, Kate Leblanc and Colton Matherne.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Marsha Walters LeBlanc; and parents, Delton Lloyd Walters and Louise Guice Walters.

Memorial services will be held on December 27 at 10 a.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge.

The family would like to thank all of his doctors, nurses, caregivers, and friends for their care and support.

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