Walker J. Cress

Walker J. Cress

Birth
Ben Hur, Lee County, Virginia, USA
Death 21 Apr 1996 (aged 79)
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Sec 15.
Memorial ID 8831203 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. The right-hander pitched briefly for the Cincinnati Reds in 1948 and 1949. Overall, he was 0-1 with a 4.35 earned run average in 33 games. He had one complete game in two starts.

Walker J Cress, 79
DEATHS
Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - Tuesday, April 23, 1996
A retired director of recreation with BREC and former major league baseball pitcher, he died at 2:35 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 1996, in Baton Rouge. He was 79, born March 6, 1917, in Ben Hur, Va., and a resident of Greenwell Springs. Visiting was held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Visiting at the funeral home chapel, 1:30 p.m. until religious services at 3 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. John Merck. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Helen Adams Cress, Greenwell Springs; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Jane Cress, Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Johnny and Charlanne Cress, Olive Branch; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Rick Schmaus,Watson; three granddaughters, Teri Ann Cress, Durango, Colo., Kathy Ann Cress, Olive Branch, and Lindsey Bofinger, Watson; and two grandsons, Mark James Cress of Jackson Hole, and Walker Cress of Olive Branch. Pallbearers will be Walker Cress, Mark Cress, Rick Schmaus, Vernon Browning, Maurice Browning and Morris Summers. He was a member of Central Lodge No. 442 F&AM, co-founder of Baton Rouge Kids Baseball Clinic, founder of Greenwell Springs High School Rodeo, former member of LSU baseball team and LSU basketball team, member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and former pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. He was a longtime baseball scout with San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros.

Bio by: Ron Coons


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  • Maintained by: NW Mountain Man
  • Originally Created by: Joel Manuel
  • Added: 26 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8831203
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walker J. Cress (16 Mar 1917–21 Apr 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8831203, citing Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by NW Mountain Man (contributor 38947746) .