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 Walter Hardcastle

Walter Hardcastle

Birth
Devine, Medina County, Texas, USA
Death 8 Jan 1956 (aged 75)
Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA
Burial Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 46767084 · View Source
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Hardcastle Rites Held
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Walter Hardcastle, 76, Killeen laundry owner, who died Sunday afternoon at his home here following a short illness.

He lived at 1002 Brewster and owned a help-yourself laundry also on Brewster.

Services were held at the Chanslor-Young Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Don Dyer, pastor of East Side Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Killeen Cemetery.

Hardcastle was born Nov. 30 1880 and had lived in Killeen most of his life.

Survivors include his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Oma Mills of Killeen, Mrs. Roscoe Wilkerson of Colorado City, Texas, Mrs. A.G. Board of Dallas and Mrs. H.A. Davis of Lampasas; and three sons L.W. Hardcastle of Sedona, Arizona, Jack Hardcastle of Killeen and Howard Hardcastle of Colorado City. Another son Raymond preceeded his father in death.

Recollections of Walter by grandson Larry B Hardcastle
Walter was a good natured man with an easy going likeable disposition. He smoked a pipe. In his later years, Walter suffered from low blood pressure and was comfortably dressed in woolen shirts in the summer time. While Mrs. Hardcastle suffered from high blood pressure and would perspire in spite of air conditioning and comfortable summer clothing. They could never agree on a comfortable room temperature.
Once Walter won a new Pontiac Automobile in 1949 on a raffle ticket. His son, Jack remembered his ticket number and ran from the football stadium to get Walter as he only lived a few blocks from the stadium. Walter became a celebrity and thereafter was constantly seeking reasons to leave the house to 'pick up raffle tickets'.



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  • Created by: Kelly K
  • Added: 16 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46767084
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Hardcastle (30 Nov 1880–8 Jan 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46767084, citing Killeen City Cemetery, Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Kelly K (contributor 47222682) .