|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1884|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1938|
Obituary from the Shreveport Times newspaper, Feb. 14, 1938, Wednesday, p. 14:
Former Local Officer Dies: Rites Tuesday – Walter J. (Blackie) Pither Succumbs to Long Illness
Walter J. Pither, 54, of 1753 Maple Street, former member of the Shreveport police department, died at a local sanitarium at 4:15 p.m. Sunday following a prolonged illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wellman funeral home chapel. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. M. B. Crawford, pastor of the Church of God, will officiate.
Active pallbearers, not yet selected, will be chosen from members of the police force. Honorary pallbearers will be all members of the police department and city officials.
Mr. Pither, known to his friends as "Blackie," joined the police force as a patrolman Jan. 20, 1928, and held that position until his retirement March 1, 1935. He was retired on a pension because of ill health. He was born Oct. 17, 1883.
Well-liked by his comrades, Mr. Pither was known to his executives in the police department as a hard worker, one of the most energetic men on the force and a policeman who always held his duty foremost.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Pither; three daughters, Lillian Louise, Mamie Marie and Addie Jean Pither; two sons, Walter Jack and Edgar Earl Pither, all of Shreveport; his mother, Mrs. J. S. Pither, Galveston, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Roy Caylor, Galveston; Mrs. Mamie Trube, Houston, Texas; and Lillie Harrison, Boston, Mass.
Edna H. Pither (1883 - 1952)
Lillian Louise Pither Hall (1919 - 2010)*
Police Shield #496
Plot: Greenwood #2, Lot 339
Created by: Shawn Bohannon
Record added: Mar 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106749570
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